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Peaches Geldof was in talks to join Australia's Next Top Model before tragic death

Caitlin McBride

Published 16/04/2014 | 17:06

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LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 18:  Peaches Geldof  attends the European premiere of "The Dark Knight Rises" at Odeon Leicester Square on July 18, 2012 in London, England.  (Photo by Ian Gavan/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 18: Peaches Geldof attends the European premiere of "The Dark Knight Rises" at Odeon Leicester Square on July 18, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Ian Gavan/Getty Images)
Peaches Geldof
Peaches Geldof
PARIS, FRANCE - FEBRUARY 25:  Peaches Geldof attends the ETAM show as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Fall/Winter 2014-2015 on February 25, 2014 in Paris, France.  (Photo by Pierre Suu/Getty Images)
Peaches Geldof

Tragic Peaches Geldof was in early talks to join the Australia's Next Top Model judging panel, according to reports.

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The 25-year-old, who was a regular on UK television, was handpicked by producers to join the reality show's judging panel.

She was one of six famous faces in discussions to appear on the show, according to the Sydney Morning Herald.

Before her untimely death, she revealed she would be moving to Australia for three months in order to work on a top secret tv project.

"I can't say what it is yet, but I'll be there for three months," she told The Sunday Times.

"Of course [my children] will come with me because obviously I wouldn't leave them for that long."

The network's Director of Television Brian Young confirmed Peaches was being considered for the judging role.

"Peaches was one of a number of names suggested but we took the decision that it was too soon to make any calls," he said. "The idea was not progressed beyond an initial stage."

 

Geldof had extensive experience in fashion having fronted several campaigns and had previously written for UK Elle.

Her body has been released to her family to prepare for funeral arrangements and her post moererm examination results were inconclusive.

Speaking during the last interview before her death she also revealed she had not yet "made peace" with the problems of her childhood.

Her mother, Paula Yates, dying of an accidental heroin overdose when Peaches was only 11 is something she found hard to overcome.

Becoming a mother herself was her salvation, she said.

"Now I am a mum I can correct those awful parts of my childhood and it's a real healing process," she said.

"Before, I was not at peace with myself about it because I was just traumatised.

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"That's why I was living such a chaotic lifestyle. But now I have the kids, I can heal the situation. It's so good in every single way."

Peaches (25) also described the home from home she wanted to build for her children, where they could "express themselves and not feel stifled in any way".

"I want it to be a progressive household where they can come and talk to us about anything. The way I've been raising them is with pure love," she said.

"I just have a lot of hopes for them, really, and I hope when they're older they get to have a bit of the youth that I lost out on when I had them."

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