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Lottie launches bid for fame in celebrity special

GERRY Ryan's eldest daughter Lottie is set to follow in his footsteps, after landing a gig presenting a TV series.

The Herald can reveal the 2FM DJ's eldest daughter has put her dreams of making it big Stateside on hold in order to shoot the series -- which looks at children of celebrity parents -- on home soil.

The ambitious brunette (24) has already shot the pilot for Life As A VIC (Very Important Child) and is hoping it will air as early as this autumn.

Journalism and media graduate Lottie has plenty of experience of being a VIC, given that her dad Gerry is one of RTE's best known and highest paid broadcasters.

Her mother, Morah, is a member of Dublin's glitterati and has been commended for the way in which she handled her split from the dad-of-five almost two years ago.

And while Lottie, formally known as Charlotte, says that both high-profile parents are extremely encouraging about her career path, she claims her success so far is all down to hard work and not thanks to her connections.

"It's definitely nice to know some people in the industry but I've had to work very hard. I've had to stand on my own two feet and get out there and get experience and prove myself."

She added: "It's an MTV interview style programme and if it goes ahead I'll be going out and putting myself into their shoes for a day and living their life as they would."

Lottie has also shot the pilot for a second series focussing on the Origins Of Dance and has just returned from a four-month stint in New York, where she landed a job as a runner for the CBS Network.

She worked on the set of popular drama, The Good Wife, alongside former ER actress Julianna Margulies and Sex and the City's Chris Noth as well as other shows produced by the network, including cult teen drama, Gossip Girl.

According to the Dublin beauty: "It was incredible in the sense that I learned more in the four months than I did in my five years of studying.

"It was very hard work though and very long hours. They were often 16-hour shifts so it wasn't like I was living it up."