Saturday 14 December 2019

Roz Purcell: No way would I do I'm A Celeb...I want to carve my own tv career


Elaine McCahill

Top model and TV personality Roz Purcell would never enter the I'm A Celebrity jungle like Nadia Forde.

The former Miss Universe Ireland has been making regular appearances on TV3's Xpose and wants to pursue a career as a television presenter.

"I wouldn't really consider doing reality TV shows - if I want to become well-known abroad it will be for working hard," she said.

"I'd like to focus on carving a career - I'd like to actually work towards something rather then actually doing lots of reality TV."

Model Roz Purcell launched the Debenhams Summer Spectacular Event in 2012
Model Roz Purcell launched the Debenhams Summer Spectacular Event in 2012
Roz for TK Maxx in 2011
Picture shows Roz Purcell helping to launch Topaz Home Heat new campaign
Picture shows Roz Purcell helping to launch Topaz Home Heat new campaign
Rozanna Purcell at the VIP Style Awards 2014
Rozanna Purcell at a photocall for the final of Celebrity Bainisteor in 2012
Roz Purcell for Warehouse in 2012
Roz Purcell, with Layla Kenny ( 9), launching the results of a survey by Yakult on health and happiness for 2012. Credit: Photo: Brian Mcevoy
Rozanna Purcell after completing her Iron Man challenge in Austria
Ceann Comhairle Sean Barrett poses with model Roz Purcell last year
Henry Holland and model Roz Purcell
Pictured is Roz Purcell playing the role of Megan Fox for Cadbury Starbar
UPC launched its new deal with Setanta Sports - at the launch were David Kent, Content Development Manager for UPC Ireland, and models Roz Purcell and Rosanna Davison
Roz Purcell looks stunning in a Junk Kouture dress at the London Royal Film Premiere of Mandela :Long Walk to Freedom
Roz Purcell wears Lanvin for the 2013 Brown Thomas spring/summer collection launch
Model Victoria Silvstedt launches her new lingerie collection 'Very Victoria' by Marie Meili at Brown Thomas with model Roz Purcell
Top model Roz Purcell, pictured at the launch Lya Solis’ new couture collection. Picture: Marc O'Sullivan
Georgia Salpa, Rozanna Purcell, Louise Johnston, Daniella Moyles, Lynn Kelly attend the Catwalk to Kilimanjaro fashion show event at Dakota Bar
Rosanna Davison & Rozanna Purcell pictured at the launch of designer Lya Solis' luxury fashion boutique in the Powerscourt Towncentre
At the launch of the new Heatons autumn/ winter range
Model Rozanna Purcell is pictured at the launch of Heatons 2013 summer range
Rozanna Purcell launches Bray Summerfest '13 on Bray beach
Rozanna Purcell pictured as Dublin bikes celebrated its 5th birthday with some Coca Cola goodies for bike users. Photo:Naoise Culhane.
Roz Purcell unveils clothing from The Autumn Winter Collection
Roz Purcell unveils clothing from The Autumn Winter 2014 Collection No Repro fee for one use
The Lord Mayor of Dublin, Oisin Quinn and Leo Varadkar T.D. Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport and Dublin City Council announced that Dublin will be the venue for an IRONMAN
Adrienne Murphy is crowned Miss Universe Ireland 2012 with 2010 winner Roz
Jedward twins John & Edward Grimes pose outside Muzu Tv studios on South Williams Street with the top model
The official start of Cannonball 2013 at Mondello Race Track, Kildare
Models Georgia Salpa & Rozanna Purcell launch designer boutique store 'The White Door' on Exchequer Street
Roz on the IFTA 2012 Awards: The Red Carpet

Fellow model and Former Miss World Rosanna Davison (30) was also approached to appear on the reality show but declined.

"I have been approached a few times to do the show but I don't think it's really for me," she explained.

"I would refuse to eat bits of kangaroo," she added.

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Dublin model Nadia (25) will be the first Irish woman to enter the jungle when the show starts on Sunday.

Meanwhile, Tipperary beauty Roz (24) has been cooking up a storm on her blog, Natural Born Feeder, and wants to take her passion for food to our television screens with her own TV show.

"I'd be lying if I said I didn't want to carry on with it into the future and turn it into a TV show or something like that," she said.

"Who wouldn't love to have their own baking show on TV, especially if you're someone like me and you love creating new recipes and getting people into the kitchen."

But she's loving her segments on Xpose and is learning more about nutrition to bring her blog further.

"I'm really enjoying it, it's really fun. It's so much easier when it's your passion."


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