Reality star Rebecca Loos has bared all about her bad experiences on reality TV shows.
She has singled out Celebrity The X Factor, the star version of the talent show that she went on in 2006.
“I made a lot of bad decisions,” says Rebecca, who was once a gossip column regular and found infamy as a tabloid darling and lad-mag favourite.
She added: “I trusted a lot of people I shouldn’t have.”
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She has opened up about events around her appearance on Celebrity X Factor in an exclusive interview with OK!
“I met the producers and was told it was all for charity, so it didn’t matter that I couldn’t sing, it’s about having fun. So I was like, “Great! Sign me up!”
“And I get to rehearsals and there were bloody opera singers there! I was paired with [Princess Diana’s former lover] James Hewitt and we chose our song but the producers told us we had to sing Addicted To Love.
“I mean, come on. James Hewitt and Rebecca Loos singing Addicted To Love? They were obviously doing it for a reason. But by then, I’d signed the contract. And that was a small example of something,” reveals Rebecca.
She says that being treated like this became normal during her time in the spotlight. Now 12 years later, Rebecca is a devoted mum to sons Magnus, 11, and Liam, nine, and is married to Norwegian doctor Sven Christjar Skaiaa.
Reality shows haven’t been all bad news, as it’s where she met her hsuband Sven.
“I met him on reality show 71 Degrees North in 2008. I almost didn’t go, as I figured I’d done enough reality TV, but I liked the idea of filming in Norway.
“It was like Survivor and he was the doctor on set. We met through reality TV, which seems mad now when you look at our lives together! “
But it sounds like her past still haunts her.
“I went through a lot. In The Farm, too, they picked me for that incident with the pig [Rebecca had to extract semen from the animal] because they knew the media would pick up on it. I feel like I was used for ratings and notoriety.”