I used to be nervous but auditions are easier now - Nadia Forde
Published 02/11/2015 | 07:33
She's posed in her bikini on Grafton Street and munched on creepy crawlies in the jungle but Nadia Forde admits she gets still nervous during auditions.
The Clontarf native is working hard to make it in the UK and is rumoured to be up for a role in an upcoming Baywatch movie.
However, while she's been auditioning for lots of different roles, the nerves still get to her.
"I've gotten so used to it now, I go into an audition and I just think, whatever happens on that day in that audition you have to leave it there," she told the Diary.
"But there have been times when I forgot my lines or I was so nervous that my script was shaking but even when that happens you've done better than you think.
"When I think I've done awful, it's usually the one I get a call back for.
"It's just the nature of the beast, it can be tough but you just have to get on with it and I think as time goes on you get better with it," she added.
While she's hoping to break into acting, Nadia will next be on our screens in reality show, Dance Moms.
The show focuses on child dancers and Nadia had to pick one of them to appear in her new music video which she said was "tough".
"One of the girls started crying. It was awful. I wanted to pick them all," she said.
While she's focusing on her career, all is well in her relationship with rugby player Dominic Day.
"He's great and he's really relaxed and I feel really happy with him, it is effortless. It's the first time that I have felt like it is effortless," she said.
"I live in London, he lives in Bath. We lead very independent lives and we're focused on our careers.
"But meeting him has changed my perspective on the UK, just having somebody there is nice."
While she is now based in the English capital, Nadia is a Dublin girl at heart and loves coming home to see her grandmother and her brother.
"London is a transitional stage in my life, I don't think I'll be there forever. I love coming home to Dublin as much as I can," she said.
As I'm A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here is about to kick off again, the 25-year-old has fond memories of her time on the show.
"I've turned into a jungle freak, now that I know what goes into it I'm so excited to watch it," she said.
"It's the best experience ever, it might not have felt like it at the time but it really was."