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Thursday 19 October 2017

Carrie on Vogue - jungle survivor in spoof spy role

Vogue Williams
Vogue Williams

SHE may have made her name on Fade Street and tested her survival skills with Bear Grylls, but now Vogue is back on our screens tonight as a secret agent.

The reality star is due to make a guest appearance on RTE's Republic of Telly where she will appear in a sketch based on the formidable CIA super-spy Carrie Matherson, from hit show Homeland.

Vogue joins RTE's resident joker Bernard O'Shea on the slapstick show for the sketch, fearing that he is a GAA double agent.

The model and DJ, who is married to Westlife's Brian McFadden, is fresh from a gruelling trip to Costa Rica where she took part in ITV's Bear Grylls: Mission to Survive.

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Claire Danes as Carrie Mathison in Homeland

Claire Danes as Carrie Mathison in Homeland

It was an ordeal that was not for the faint-hearted, and the Dubliner admitted she wasn't prepared for how tough the show would be.

"I genuinely thought it would be like glamping," she said.

"So when I realised that this was no walk in the park I had to convince myself not to quit."

"I was only in the jungle a few minutes before I realised that I had to abandon any hope that I was going to come out with my dignity intact."

In a moment that no one is likely to forget the 28-year-old was forced to drink her own urine on camera.

"Lets just say that I really appreciate my toilet after spending 12 days in the rainforest in Costa Rica," she joked.

Taking part in the show meant that she was forced to miss out on her brother's wedding but she said that her family were very understanding about her scheduling clash.

We will be seeing more of Vogue on our screens in the coming months, with a new reality series due to air soon.

This is a Reality Bites instalment called Vogue Does Straight As' on RTE 2.

Always up for a challenge, the show sees Vogue re-sit her Leaving Cert exams and try to get into Mensa.

The Howth native was unhappy with her performance a decade ago but was brave enough to go back to school and try again on camera.

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