Davina: 'Big Brother' saved my career

Davina McCall thinks ‘Big Brother’ saved her career.

Davina McCall thinks ‘Big Brother’ saved her career.

The 42-year-old presenter admits she thinks the only reason why her fans have “forgiven” some of her more poorly-received programmes is the fact she always returns to the reality TV show, which begins its eleventh and final run next week.

She said: “’Big Brother’ has been the biggest godsend for me and my career. I have also presented a couple of turkeys in my time, and going back to Big Brother has always made the nation forgive me quite quickly, and I’m so grateful for that.”

Despite presenting the show for ten series, Davina admits she still gets nervous before each live show.

She added in an interview with website UnrealityTV: “I always get nervous, because it’s live, and things go wrong. Or the dress run might have gone on too long and we might not have much time and we’ve only got 45 minutes to do hair and make up and get dressed and go live.

“But it’s never nerves that are crippling. Now, literally the moment I open my mouth I’m in it and I’m enjoying it. Those nerves go after I’ve said ‘Welcome to ‘Big Brother’.’ Or, actually, they go when I hear the music, and I get excited and start pogo-ing on a stage, with everyone else in the audience all jumping around.”

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