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Monday 20 November 2017

City models audition to tackle TV's ICA bootcamp

SOME of the country's top models are hoping to bag a spot on RTE Two's upcoming series of ICA Bootcamp.

The Herald can reveal that a number of Ireland's catwalk queens have auditioned to be part of the latest instalment, which is due to begin recording next month.

An insider revealed that Dublin modelling agency Assets was approached by producers to enlist a couple of their glamorous girls to feature in the third season.

Jodie Wood, Leah O'Reilly (both pictured) and Pamela Ryan have been put forward and are in talks to join the show, which teaches Ireland's Celtic Tiger cubs recessionary survival skills.

Last year, RTE Two enlisted four 'city girls' to complete a number of arduous tasks.

Viewers can expect more of the same this time around, as the Irish Countrywomen's Association (ICA) puts contestants through their paces and tests them on their culinary and farming skills in front of the cameras.

"The series went down well last year and now the producers are trying to make it more glamorous, they're definitely trying to up their game again," a source divulged. "There will definitely be at least two models involved so there's a lot of competition to get it. Now that Georgia Salpa and Roz Purcell have been making it on reality TV everyone else wants to give it a go.

"The producers are looking for four really bubbly personalities to make an impact on screen with audiences.

"Everyone is keeping tight lipped on who else may be in the running, but a lot of girls want to be involved."

Filming is set to begin at a remote location down the country in February and sources have said they hope to air the new programme on Irish screens in March.

Previous models to take part include Kildare native Tiffany Stanley and Bucks hostess Michele McGrath.

labutler@herald.ie

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