Misunderstood TV star Alexa Chung

Alexa Chung has admitted she doesn't think American celebrities understand her British sense of humour

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Alexa Chung

Misunderstood TV star Alexa Chung

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."

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