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Sunday 17 December 2017

Roz too busy with RTE for Celeb Salon

TOP model Roz Purcell has backed out of Celebrity Salon as it clashed with another show she is set to star in -- for rival station RTE.

The cast for TV3's latest series of the makeover show has been revealed, but AR beauty Roz is not in the line-up as expected.

The Herald can reveal that the Tipperary native was forced to bow out of the Ballymount show at the last minute due to a conflict of filming schedules with another reality programme she's set to be involved in.

An insider divulged that the former Miss Universe Ireland regretted turning down Celeb Salon, but could not do both projects.

"Roz was really looking forward to Celeb Salon and she'd actually be really good at the tasks because being a model she has to do her make-up and hair for jobs. But she just couldn't do both, she's extremely busy over the summer and it just wasn't feasible," a source said.

Assets girl Nadia Forde has been lined up to replace 21-year-old Roz and will appear on screen alongside Xpose host Glenda Gilson, Dubs player Eamon Fennell, Desperate Scousewife Layla Flaherty, Cork singer Havana and former Big Brother contestant Nikki Grahame.

Meanwhile, leggy beauty Roz was back to work after being involved in a terrifying car crash on Tuesday night.

The Clonmel local was driving home from Dublin with her sister when a lorry smashed into their vehicle and dragged them along the M7 motorway.

Speaking to the Herald after the incident, the Come Dine With Me star told of her relief to escape the accident unharmed.

"I just kept thinking 'Oh God this is how I'm going to die'," she said.

"As soon as the lorry stopped we could smell petrol so I just shouted to get us out of the car. It could have been really serious.

"My body feels quite sore because we were hit a couple of times. I'm just so happy we're both alright and walked away from it.

"Loads of other drivers got out of their cars afterwards to help us and call the gardai for us, which really helped calm us down as well."

The ex pageant queen recently spoke of the "strangeness" of being a celebrity in her home town.

"It's so odd, there are posters up of me in the Clonmel sports store because I'm an ambassador for an Elverys range, my mum is so unbelievably proud, it's hilarious."

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