Dancing star Zoe Salmon goes Hollywood


Zoe SalmondBy Rory Reynolds

DANCING on Ice star Zoe Salmon has revealed that she has auditioned for a role in a major Hollywood film.

The 29-year-old former Blue Peter presenter is nervously awaiting on news about how she did after travelling to Los Angeles to bid for a part in a “huge movie” – but says she is sworn to secrecy about which film it is.

She said: “I did my first Hollywood audition about 10 days ago – it’s a huge movie.

“I’m not saying because I don’t want to jinx it – no one has found out about the parts yet – but it’s absolutely huge – big budget.“I’m dying to tell everyone – but I’ll tell everyone when I find out.”

Zoe – who was in Edinburgh yesterday (Tuesday) for the opening of the new Virgin Media store on Hanover street – says she’s got her heart set on acting.

And the Rangers mad lass from Bangor, Northern Ireland, reckons she’ll get there in the end.

She said: “I’ve been working with Zoe Tyler on my vocal techniques and I auditioned for the upcoming production of Legally Blonde II in the West End.

“It’s huge – it’s come over from Broadway.

“I made it to the final two but I didn’t get it in the end.

“It was great because I’m not a singer-dancer-actor or stage school baby – I was quite flattered that they wanted to see me.

“It was amazing meeting all the Broadway team and the producers.

“I grew up a complete thespian, belonging to the local opera society and I did a lot of dramatics and panto at Christmas and musical theatre.

“I wouldn’t mind doing some musical theatre – and Broadway would be the ultimate wouldn’t it?

Far from being having a background in acting, the former Miss Northern Ireland studied law and qualified as a solicitor.

And in 2008 she was voted number 20 in FHM’s 10 sexiest women. Just a few months later the blonde beauty came fifth in Dancing on Ice with American figure skater Matt Evers.

Later this year Zoe will appear also in the new series of popular TV show Shooting Stars as part of comedian Jack Dee’s team.