Strictly’s Tess Daly Dreams Of Making It On US TV – despite hosting the most successful weekend prime tv show in the UK it seems that Strictly’s Tess Daly is still hoping that she will get the chance to present a top US tv show.
Speaking to Woman magazine Tess ‘I’d love to live in the States for a couple of months a year, just because it feels like you’re on holiday the whole time. I love that sunshiney, everything-is-possible vibe. But it’s not really practical to take the kids out of school here and schlep over there to do the rounds. If I was offered a show on a plate that would be very tempting but right now the focus is on the kids.’
If she does get the chance to host or co-host an American tv show Tess might find that things are not quite as easy as they are here in the UK. She will be starting off as a complete unknown for one and this can make things quite difficult when you are used to a certain level of fame and recognition.
You don’t have to think too hard to come up with plenty of stars in the UK who have failed to make much of an impression in America. For starters our most popular award-winning show called Wanna Bet. presenting duo of Ant and Dec barely made a dent in the ratings when they presented their own US game show called Wanna Bet. We also all remember the newly married Cheryl Cole now Cheryl Fernandez-Versini who only lasted a short time in the X Factor USA before she was sacked.
Although not anywhere near as popular even Tess’s own husband Vernon Kay might be able to warn her that things will be harder in America as he tried to break into the US market with Skating With The Stars, the stateside version of Dancing On Ice but this didn’t fare too well and was soon off the air.
Despite his own lack of success stateside Vernon is still confident that his wife would do well saying he thinks that Tess should give the States a go.
There have been some success stories however as Hugh Laurie became the top paid actor on US tv with his role in House and in the presenting field Cat Deeley has proved a very popular host of the show So You Think You Can Dance, earning herself 3 Emmy nominations.