Amy Childs launches TV show but insists she's no Katie Price Amy Childs may have fake boobs, her own 2012 calendar and reality TV show 'It's All About Amy' just like Katie Price, but the Essex girl says that's where the similarities end.
Amy Childs may have fake boobs, her own 2012 calendar and reality TV show (in the form of 'It's All About Amy') just like Katie Price, but the Essex girl says that's where the similarities end.
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Despite posing as the star in a magazine last year and employing the mum-of-three's former manager Claire Powell to carve out her career, Amy told omg! today that she won't be following in Katie's pink-heeled footsteps.
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"People say Kate and I are quite alike but we're going in totally different directions. She's into horse riding I'm into table tennis. D'ya know what I mean?" Erm, we're not quite sure we do.
In her new Channel 5 show that airs on Thursday at 10pm the red-head reveals she used to play table tennis for Essex before she discovered 'make-up and boys'.
"When I said I was going to be managed by Claire [Powell who is credited with making Katie Price the celebrity she is today] people said you're going to be the next Katie Price, but I'm not going be."
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Different directions: Amy Childs says she won't be the next Katie Price
We're thankful the former TOWIE star is determined to be different and stand out from the showbiz crowd, but it looks like this has come at a cost to her private life.
"Obviously before TOWIE I had quite a few friends who worked at the salon with me, and I lost about three of them because they were jealous.
"They told me, you can't do a show about Essex it's embarrassing and then after that they turned on me. They didn't talk to me and they never do now."
For someone who was ditched by people she called friends the bubbly model sure does exercise some integrity refusing to say too much:
BFF: Amy's cousin, Harry features heavily in her new reality show /WENN
"They just didn't support me, some girls can get a bit jel and them girls never talked to me again."
Thankfully her former TOWIE costars didn't follow suit when she left the show to pursue her own project…
"TOWIE made me, it was a big thing for me to leave. A few of the cast had their opinions [about Amy leaving], which you would do d'ya know what I mean?
"I've heard a few people saying things but at the end of the day that is the press, and you either believe it or don't believe it. I speak to all of them."
Exciting times: Amy's show starts on Thursday /WENN
One member of the ITV show who has a prominent place in Amy's affections and her new show is her cousin Harry.
"I got my Harry on the show and that's the main person I wanted with me. He's my best friend. We're so good together, we bounce off each other."
To see the cousin chemistry you'll have to tune to Channel 5 this Thursday at 10pm