11:58AM, Thursday 08 March 2012
A blonde bombshell says it is 'diva central' among girls on ITV dating show Take Me Out ahead of her television debut.
Former Furze Platt Senior School pupil Katie Beck, of Oaken Grove, will appear on the popular programme tomorrow.
The corporate events fundraiser at Thames Hospicecare in Windsor, who has a degree in event management from Southampton University, can't say how she feels until the show is screened.
But the 24-year-old described the entire experience as 'insane'.
"Words cannot describe it. I was so nervous as did not know what to expect," she said.
"The girls are diva central and some are nutters, but funny."
The born and bred Maidonian says competition among girls is intense, describing it as 'brutal' as each battles to stand out and make host Paddy McGuinness laugh.
"The most difficult thing was being different and witty - I always tried to say something weird and to stick to the weird and witty comments," she added.
"Paddy comes over and you have seconds to think of something funny or different. Girls are taken off the show by producers if they are not interesting."
Katie said she applied for the popular show, watched by about five million each week, as she was 'bored' and single.
"I thought it would be so funny. I did it for a laugh and thought it would be a bonus to meet someone."
She will sit down to watch the programme with her parents, Paul and Rita.
Take Me Out will air at 8pm on Saturday on ITV1.
Katie is also raising cash for Thames Hospicecare by doing a sky-dive on Sunday and is urging people to donate.
Visit www.justgiving.com/KatieBeck to donate.
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