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'If you see me out buying clothes, slap me' - Jennifer Zamparelli vows not to buy a 'single stitch' of clothing this year

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Presenter Jennifer Zamparelli on Dancing With The Stars

Presenter Jennifer Zamparelli on Dancing With The Stars

Jennifer Zamparelli at the unveiling of new 2FM shows and presenters at The Devlin Hotel.  PHOTO: Tony Kinlan

Jennifer Zamparelli at the unveiling of new 2FM shows and presenters at The Devlin Hotel. PHOTO: Tony Kinlan

Jennifer Zamparelli at the unveiling of new 2FM shows and presenters at The Devlin Hotel.  PHOTO: Tony Kinlan

Jennifer Zamparelli at the unveiling of new 2FM shows and presenters at The Devlin Hotel. PHOTO: Tony Kinlan

Presenter Jennifer Zamparelli pictured during the third live show of Dancing with the Stars. Picture: Kyran O’Brien Photography/kobpix

Presenter Jennifer Zamparelli pictured during the third live show of Dancing with the Stars. Picture: Kyran O’Brien Photography/kobpix

Jennifer Zamparelli at the unveiling of new 2FM shows and presenters at The Devlin Hotel.  PHOTO: Tony Kinlan

Jennifer Zamparelli at the unveiling of new 2FM shows and presenters at The Devlin Hotel. PHOTO: Tony Kinlan

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Presenter Jennifer Zamparelli on Dancing With The Stars

RTÉ presenter Jennifer Zamparelli has vowed to buy no new clothes in 2020 in a bid to be more eco-friendly when it comes to her fashion choices.

Last week saw her wearing a remodelled gown by Solace London, the same silver mini- dress she wore for the 2019 series of Dancing With The Stars.

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Collaborating with TV stylists Fiona Fagan and Louise Lawlor, she looked stunning in the redesigned outfit as she showed her fondness for sustainable fashion. She is clearly keen to carry on her new penchant for recycling clothes while away from the cameras too.

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Presenter Jennifer Zamparelli pictured during the third live show of Dancing with the Stars. Picture: Kyran O’Brien Photography/kobpix

Presenter Jennifer Zamparelli pictured during the third live show of Dancing with the Stars. Picture: Kyran O’Brien Photography/kobpix

The presenter said she wanted to put "positive pressure" on herself to stop buying so many new clothes.

"I will not buy a single stitch of clothing this year," she said. "I'm going to re-use, borrow and stay out of Penneys. If you see me skulking around Zara, you have full permission to slap me."

A number of other Irish celebrities are expressing their intention to avoid fast fashion choices in 2020 too, including Roz Purcell, who said she mainly shops in thrift stores or borrows clothes from friends.

Last Sunday's BAFTAs also had a strong sustainability message after asking glamorous attendees to wear a dress they have worn before or something that has been redesigned.

Jennifer recently revealed that after every Dancing With The Stars she gets the most comments, not about her performance but about her choice of dress.

She is adopting an edgier fashion look this year, thanks to the addition of new stylist Fiona, who previously worked with Caroline Flack for her appearances on Love Island. Jennifer is also hitting the right notes on the airwaves when it comes to her 2FM breakfast show, which has been running since last summer, as she proves she's adept at radio as well as TV.

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Jennifer Zamparelli at the unveiling of new 2FM shows and presenters at The Devlin Hotel.  PHOTO: Tony Kinlan

Jennifer Zamparelli at the unveiling of new 2FM shows and presenters at The Devlin Hotel. PHOTO: Tony Kinlan

"I wouldn't say it's there yet but it's definitely going in the right direction," she said. "I'm more comfortable with picking items and things I want to talk about. I think people are pleasantly surprised when they tune in because it's not all jokes and not all sex - although we do have a sex therapist on once a week. She's phenomenal and gives such great advice."

Jennifer said that it is all going "really good" for her, but she does miss her former Breakfast Republic sidekicks Bernard O'Shea and Keith Walsh.

"It takes a while to get used to being by myself and I miss the lads, but they're doing good," she said. "I can't turn on the radio without hearing Bernard doing an ad."

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