'I've been waiting a long time for a role like this' - Laura Whitmore on her new Irish dream job
She tried her luck on the dancefloor, and now Laura Whitmore is back in Dublin as she gears up for her debut acting role.
The TV presenter (31) will take to the stage at the Bord Gais Energy Theatre for the production of Peter James' Not Dead Enough.
Laura portrays the character of Cleo Morely in the play based on the best-selling novel from the author's Roy Grace series.
It will be the first time the Bray woman has tried her hand at acting since she took classes at the Leinster School of Music and Drama as a child.
The DCU graduate took part in a glamorous photoshoot at Bord Gais to promote her role in the play, which debuts on April 17.
"Peter has created a strong character in Cleo Morely and I can't wait to sink my teeth into the role," she said.
"Before I trained in journalism, I studied drama and played some great roles.
"I have been waiting a long time to return to acting and for a great role like this to come along, so I can't wait to get on stage."
The blonde presenter showed off her trim figure in a pleated, long-sleeved gold dress as she posed for promotional shots yesterday.
Laura has been enjoying some downtime on Irish shores since she was given the boot from Strictly Come Dancing. She was eliminated from the BBC competition in week seven.
She has been travelling back and forth between Ireland and the UK for the last few weeks.
The former MTV News host tore up the dancefloor in Baggot Street hotspot Xico recently with Keith and Jay Duffy and she was also spotted enjoying a catch-up drink with former flame Danny O'Reilly over the festive period.
Laura was back in London to appear on comedian Alan Carr's annual New Year's Eve Specstacular show alongside popular TV stars Keith Lemon and Danny Dyer.
She reunited with long-time pal Niall Horan in London.
The pair hit the town with a group of friends to ring in 2017 after Niall caught up with former Voice of Ireland coach Bressie at home in Mullingar.