Kate Walsh's OK! TV pressure

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 28 February 2011
Kate Walsh

Kate Walsh

'OK! TV' presenter Kate Walsh admits she feels pressured to be ''perfect'' in her new role after taking over from Denise Van Outen after she dropped out at short notice

Kate Walsh feels pressured to be "perfect" in her new TV role.

The former 'Apprentice' contestant - who stepped in at the last minute to host Channel Five's 'OK! TV' alongside Matt Johnson after Denise Van Outen dropped out - thinks she has to "step up her game" in order to keep TV bosses impressed after her 18-month stint on 'Live From Studio Five' recently came to an end.

She said: "I was nervous because I wanted it to be perfect. I wanted to step up my game, so the pressure was on.

"In television, there's always a fear about what's going to come up next. But I was feeling positive that I'd still be working with Channel Five in some way, shape or form. It's good I didn't burn my bridges, not that I would do that anyway. You've got to be dignified about these things."

The 29-year-old blonde also revealed she was surprised to be asked to host the show, but is "really grateful" and hopes her new presenting job will be long-term.

She explained: "I'd come to terms with 'Live From Studio Five' finishing and was considering my options. I'd put a showreel together but was also thinking about business opportunities. I don't know what went on with Denise but, to be completely honest, it doesn't matter - I'm just really grateful! I'm keeping everything crossed that the role is permanent!"

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