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Donington mermaid on new TV show 'The Void'

A South Holland star will be battling to cross ‘The Void’ on a brand new TV show.

Laura Hudson (32), known for her mermaid modelling, has filmed her part as a contestant on ITV’s latest Saturday night games show.

The Donington resident will feature on one of seven episodes – the first two of which have already aired.

“It’s an obstacle course-type games show,” she told the Lincolnshire Free Press.

“It’s a cross between Ninja Warrior, Total Wipeout and The Cube.

“Some of them are pure luck, some of them are a bit more memory-based. Some are strength orientated as well, so there’s a real good mix in there of different obstacles.

“I’m so excited to see it on telly!”

Laura was delighted to work with two huge names in show business during filming.

She said: “It was really cool, because it was Ashley Banjo and Fleur East who are hosts – but they didn’t tell us that until we got there!

“As soon as they told us, I was in shock. It’s amazing.

“Obviously at the minute they’re two very prominent figures on ITV and they’ve done a lot of work recently. I got to have a chat with them, and I was just talking to them like they were my mates.

“They were asking all about what I do for a job and the mermaiding stuff, and they couldn’t quite believe that I swim with sharks and turtles – which is quite funny.”

Having filmed her part on the show several months ago, the 2018 Miss Mermaid UK winner has been working hard to stay tight-lipped regarding her final position.

“TV filming is weird and you do it over a few days, but it all goes onto the one episode,” she said.

“There were a few different rounds, starting with 15 of us and eventually one person got the chance to win £25,000 – hich was the draw of the show, I have to be honest!

“I’ve been keeping my final position a secret for a couple of months, just sitting on what’s happened.

“I’ve had to say to everyone that I can’t tell them.”

Having enjoyed the experience so much, Laura would love to continue working in the TV industry in the future.

“I’ve obviously been on Ninja Warrior twice before as well, so I’d love to keep doing stuff like this,” she said.

“I’d love it.

“I really like working on TV shows, so it was really nice to be back in the studio.

“Everyone was so lovely to work with and the team were brilliant.

“It was great to be on the first series. It was fun to see the adverts.”

She has also been working on helping primary school children achieve their ‘Bikeability’ awards, which has just broken up for summer.

“I’ve got all my sowing work that I do as well,”she said.

“I’m back to the dance studio for teaching pole lessons, so that started back a couple of weeks ago which is nice.

“We are getting quite busy this summer with a lot of performing work coming up, with the mermaiding and generic performing like stilt-walking.

“There have been a couple of mermaid parties booked in already, so it looks like it’s going to be an exciting summer.

“I shouldn’t be sat down doing nothing, which is good. It’s better than last year.”

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