It's back to Republic of Telly for budding actress Nadia
Her Baywatch dreams sank like a wave upon the sand, but Nadia Forde has returned to Ireland undeterred to film a comic sketch.
Nadia auditioned for a role alongside The Rock, Zach Efron and legendary actor David Hasslehoff for the California lifeguard movie, but was unsuccessful.
However, even though her US ambitions may not have materialised, Nadia will soon be back on Irish TV screens.
The model-turned-actress flew back to Dublin yesterday to begin a shoot for The Republic of Telly.
The 26-year-old, who is based in the UK with her rugby player boyfriend Dominic Day, is regularly back in Dublin to see her family and for various work projects.
The half-Italian beauty is no stranger to the cast and crew of the RTE2 sketch show Republic, having filmed with them on a number of occasions in the past, including a role as Enda Kenny's wife.
"Nadia filmed a sketch for the new series of Republic of Telly, which will be on TV in the coming weeks," a spokesperson told the Herald.
"She has been a good friend of the show and the guys love having her on."
The Dubliner is carving out an acting career for herself and has had numerous auditions in the States.
She previously told the Herald that she has no plans to return to LA until this summer.
"My loved ones are over this side of the water so it's not really somewhere that's calling for me unless work happens," she said.