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Monday 23 October 2017

It took me a while to get used to critics, says covergirl Nadia

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She might be on the cover of magazines such as FHM, but model-turned-singer Nadia Forde has revealed that it took her a while to get used to the attention after appearing on I'm A Celebrity last year.

The brunette beauty revealed that she gets both positive and negative comments, but she's thankful for her success.

"It is a little bit weird, I don't think you ever get used to that attention no matter what country you're in. It's always going to be a little bit bizarre for somebody to know things about you," she told the Diary.

"Mostly people are so nice and they just want to ask about I'm A Celeb and what it was like in the jungle.

"It's a TV show that people just love to watch every single year. It's a family show and I've no regrets. I was so thankful for it," she said.

The 25-year-old admits it took her a while to get used to the more negative comments that she gets, especially when she was on the show.

"I think it used to be worse, I used to take it more personally," she admits.

"People are entitled to their opinion but of course it hurts when you read stuff about you online. There is an element of 'here we go' when I see stories but it comes with the territory."

The Dublin native moved to London a few years ago and she admits that she's a home bird at heart.

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"It took me a while to adjust to London. The last two or three years I've been doing a lot of travelling to new places which I love, but it's pretty much my second home at the moment," she said.

"It was just about getting used to it. I've got a great team who I work with over there and I've made friends but it definitely took me a while - I didn't take to it like a duck to water.

"I was really missing home for a while but it's a great city and the UK are so welcoming so it's been great," she added.

While she's in talks with ITV about appearing in some new reality shows, she continues to focus on her music.

"There's definitely going to be more music coming out, it's just about getting it right," she said.

"My new single Stuck is going to come out in the next two months. We got a lot of work done in Miami but what works for the US market might not work here.

"We've got a final mix and now it's being mastered - I'm excited."

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