Laura Whitmore lands theatre role
Laura Whitmore has landed a theatre role in 'Not Dead Enough'.
The 31-year-old presenter is to star in the touring play by top-selling author Peter James, which will have its premiere at the Orchard Theatre in Dartford on January 25, before hitting theatres up and down the UK.
It looks set to be the blonde beauty's first job lined up after she finishes competing on BBC One's 'Strictly Come Dancing', which wraps up in December.
The Irish presenter has a background in drama having studied at the Leinster School of Music and Drama in her homeland of Dublin, Ireland.
The former MTV presenter has always had a passion for acting and can't wait to get started.
She said: "I studied drama and played some great roles, including Lady Macbeth and Annie in All My Sons.
"I have been waiting a long time to return to acting and for a great role like this to come along, so I can't wait to get on stage in Dublin with 'Not Dead Enough.'"
Meanwhile, Laura - who is paired with professional dancer Giovanni Pernice on the ballroom and latin show - has been feeling the pressure ahead of the live shows beginning on the contest this weekend.
She recently: "This week we are LIVE! Restless nights, waking up in the middle of the night, protrusive sweating, swollen ankles... and the realisation that I'm going to have to dance with my partner in front of 12 million people for the first time! No pressure."
And Laura is finding things particularly tricky because not only has she got this weekend's choreography to worry about, she's also preparing for next week's dance too.
She continued in her blog for Glamour online: "I've spent the last 10 days training with Giovanni and we were told our second dance this week (GOOD NEWS: everyone gets through this weekend thank god. So that's something!)
"But that means now I've two dances, that are VERY different, occupying my brain. This equates to even more sweating and sleepless nights."