Misunderstood TV star Alexa Chung
- Bang Showbiz
- 20 April 2010
Alexa Chung has admitted she doesn't think American celebrities understand her British sense of humour
Alexa Chung doesn't think American's understand her British sense of humour.
The presenter - whose US show 'It's On with Alexa Chung' was cancelled after two series - believes the main reason her TV career failed to take off overseas was because her celebrity guests and viewers couldn't handle her jokes.
She told Radio Times magazine: "Sometimes I'd be in the middle of interviewing - insert starlet's name here - and I'd aim to have a joke and be irreverent, and then it would transpire that they weren't getting it and I had to switch back and do a straight interview."
One star who was more accepting was Lady Gaga, although Alexa claims she failed to make eye contact with her while being questioned.
She said: "She was good. I mean, she didn't look me in the eye, but that's not something I require."
Alexa rose to fame presenting Channel 4's 'Popworld' in 2006, where she admits she suffered badly from nerves.
However, the brunette beauty has finally conquered her phobia.
She said: "None now. It's worrying how comfortable I get. I lose my train of thought or say weird things."
While she feels at ease presenting, the 26-year-old star has joked she would love to play a barmaid in US drama series 'Mad Men'.
She added: "And serve Don a drink, not even talk. Just wear a rad outfit and he'll sort of check out my bum as I walk out."