Javine to join reality TV line-up

by Richard West-Soley 67 views

Javine Hilton, who represented the United Kingdom in the 2005 Eurovision Song Contest, is in training for what may be her toughest challenge yet. This time representing only herself, she joins the line-up for the British TV show The games, which features celebrities in a series of gruelling sporting contests.

Javine admits; “I don't know what I've let myself in for”, after a strict regime of early starts and intensive fitness training. However, she is reported to be cautious but confident of her performance on the field.

London based Javine, 24, is no stranger to reality TV shows. She was a favourite to make it to one of five places in girl band Girls Aloud on the ITV series Popstars: the rivals, but narrowly missed out, coming sixth overall. She went on to enjoy top ten single success in the British charts before winning Making your mind up, the British Eurovision Song Contest selection programme, in 2005. Disappointment struck again, however, when she finished in a dismal 22nd place in the final in Kyiv.

Javine will be hoping to redeem her status as a winning performer in The games, albeit in an entirely more physical manner! The show begins on Channel 4 in the UK in early Spring. The singer is also about to star in the West End musical Daddy cool.

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Richard West-Soley

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Richard's ESC history began way back in 1992, when he discovered the contest could fuel his passion for music and languages. Since then, it's been there at every corner for him in some way or another. He joined the esctoday.com team back in 2006, and quickly developed a love for writing about the contest. In his other life, he heads the development team at the learning resources company Linguascope, and writes about all aspects of language learning on the site Polyglossic.com.