TALLAFORNIA star Kelly Donegan has made the shortlist to be a new presenter on Xposé.
The 23-year-old has been asked to screentest for TV3 next week after she impressed bosses with an audition tape.
However, the Dubliner will be competing against showbiz reporter Leanne Moore for the same TV3 job.
Limerick-born Leanne is dating Kelly's ex-Tallafornia star Dave Behan.
Models Daniella Moyles, Nadia Forde and X Factor finalist Melanie McCabe are among others to have thrown their hat in the ring to cover the six month maternity leave of pregnant Xposé presenter Aisling O'Loughlin.
There was some amusement last night when TV3 released a video with current affairs host Vincent Browne, pop manager Louis Walsh, and singer Shane Filan holding microphones apparently auditioning for the same job.
X Factor judge Walsh quipped: "Why would I want the Xposé job? Sure the money is terrible."
Insiders have claimed that the successful candidate will earn just €20,000 for their six month contract providing maternity cover on the show.
But an insider told the Herald: "Presenters would do this job for free so keen are they to get on TV. The pay isn't great but there are perks like the use of luxury cars and free wardrobes full of clothes."
TV3 revealed last night that a shortlist of six presenters for the slot should be announced next week and the winning candidate on camera by the end of the month.