Tuesday 27 September 2016

Dublin Wives star Virginia Macari turned down chance to appear in TOWIE spin-off Life on Marbs

Eimear Rabbitte

Published 03/02/2016 | 07:40

Virginia Macari
Virginia Macari

Dublin Wives star Virginia Macari made her name on reality TV, but has turned down a chance to appear on Life on Marbs.

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The swimwear designer (40) - who is now living in the millionaire's playground of Marbella - said she was offered a role on the upmarket reality TV series.

The socialite said she turned it down after learning her lesson from past endeavours. She added that she was "not interested" in taking part in any more reality TV following the demise of Dublin Wives in 2013.

"I was asked to do Life on Marbs, but I'm not doing TV - I'm not really interested," Virginia told the Diary

Life on Marbs. Picture: ITV
Life on Marbs. Picture: ITV

"All of the cast are my friends, but I just don't know if I would go down that road again.

"I would do it if it was good for my business, but other than that I don't really see the point," she added.

Life on Marbs kicked off on ITVBe recently and is about the lives of an elite set living it up in the swanky Costa Del Sol region.

Virginia - who is now based permanently in Marbella with her partner Kaste Dahl and their son, Thor (4) said that she feels settled in Spain, although she does miss the "banter" of Dublin.

"I miss my friends, I miss the banter - going shopping and meeting someone for a drink in Kehoe's - that doesn't exist here. Nobody here drinks and everyone is super fit - the conversation is all about the gym," she added.

Virginia - who starred in Dublin Wives alongside socialites Lisa Murphy and Roz Flanagan - said she was surprised that the show was still aired on TV3 from time to time.

"I heard that it was aired at like one o'clock in the morning over Christmas," she said.

"I find that funny and mad."

The brunette - who will have her new swimwear line available in upmarket venue Nikki Beaches around the world - turned 40 last month. She said that she was feeling more comfortable in her skin these days.

"I'm working out five days per week so I am definitely more confident now than I used to be," she said. "I have a personal trainer now and we do crossfit and everything, so it's brilliant."

Virginia and her partner, who have been engaged since 2012, have yet to tie the knot and she said that a wedding may never happen as she already sees the businessman as her husband.

"Over here, people don't really say 'that's my boyfriend or my partner.

"They say 'that's my wife or husband' so the way I see it is that we are married already," Virginia added.

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