Davina McCall bans reality television
- Bang Showbiz
- 8 December 2014
Davina McCall wouldn't like to take part in a reality television show because she likes to stay "private"
Davina McCall wouldn't take part in a reality television show.
The 47-year-old star - who is married to former presenter Matthew Robertson - admitted she has been asked to appear on numerous shows, but would never enter a programme in which viewers would see all sides of her as she wants to try and keep her personal life private.
She told BANG Showbiz: "No, you know what, I have [been asked a lot]. The fact is I think when you're a well known person it's expected of you to talk to press which I love doing but there is a side of me which I keep private, which is you know, the mummy, or the wife - although I do talk a lot about stuff that Matthew and I do, poor Matthew - but there is a bit of me that I keep private.
"I think when you go into a reality show you have to be prepared for people to see all of you.
"People love it when you let it all out but I have to keep a bit just for my family."
The former 'Big Brother' presenter - who has children Holly, 13, Tilly, 11, and Chester, eight - also revealed her husband would not want her to appear on such a show, because he doesn't want the public seeing her sleep.
She continued: "I'm not perfect, I'm sure there are lots of sides of me that probably aren't very nice, but my husband wouldn't let me stay a night in the 'Big Brother' house because he wants to be the only person to see me sleeping, which is a really sweet thing, and I think my children also are like, 'I want to see my mummy wake up, I want mummy to make breakfast for me not for people in a house who she doesn't know'.
Despite admitting her reluctance to appear in a reality show, the host has almost been persuaded to take part in BBC One show 'Strictly Come Dancing' because she loves the outfits.
She added: "I've been so tempted by 'Strictly' because it's just so lovely isn't it? The dancing and the costumes, but again it's the time that they put in to get that dance amazing on the Saturday, it's non-stop working all week and at the weekends, I just wouldn't see the kids."