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Saturday 3 December 2016

Laura Whitmore: Modelling every once in a while is fun but don't ask me to do it for a living

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Laura Whitmore introducing Ella Eyre performing on the MTV Stage, during the V Festival at Hylands Park in Chelmsford, Essex.
Laura Whitmore introducing Ella Eyre performing on the MTV Stage, during the V Festival at Hylands Park in Chelmsford, Essex.

Laura Whitmore may be on the hunt for new gigs since jacking in her MTV role, but it doesn't look as though she'll be adding 'model' to her resume any time soon.

After making her catwalk debut at London Fashion Week last year, Laura admitted she was happy to attend this year as a stress-free spectator.

"I go for fun. I'm like, 'Everyone is working really hard and stressed' and I'm just like 'Oh, I like that, I like that'.

"Last year I walked a catwalk for the first time, so that was amazing.

"It was so much fun but also really weird to be backstage," she said.

"I'm like 'Oh god this is so hectic, there's a lot of stress back here'."

She's top of many fashion houses invitation lists when fashion week rolls around, but Laura said she sometimes can get more fashion inspiration from "people watching" around London than sitting in on the famous shows.

"Even if you don't have a ticket just go down and look at people around you and you'll get ideas. There will be more fashion there than there is on the catwalk," she said.

Hacklers play the Academy

Irish band The Hacklers have been lined up to support British ska band Bad Manners as they play Dublin this Christmas.

The home-grown talents will take to the stage before the 1970s stars when they play the Academy on December 28.

Punk rocker Max Splodge has also been lined up for the gig.

Tickets cost €25 and are on sale now from www.ticketmaster.ie.

Book yourself a charity spot

Calling on all book lovers and do-gooders - Bord Gais Energy is looking for the public to make nominations for its annual Donate a Library programme.

Judged by a panel including TV3's Sinead Desmond and Boyzone WAG Lisa Duffy, seven worthy causes around the country will receive books and library equipment valued at €1,500 each.

To nominate an organisation, visit www.bordgaisenergybookclub.ie before December 18.

The lucky winners will be announced early next year.

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