Jenni Falconer: How Showbiz Are You?

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Does the lady off the lottery think her famous balls entitle her to endless freebies? Has she made any new showbiz pals thanks to her gig on This Morning? Time to find out as we put Jenni Falconer to the test.

1. Who is the most famous name in your mobile?
I don't know if I can tell you. Let's say Ben Shepherd, former colleague and friend. There's a few that I can't tell you, but that's the one I'll happily divulge. (After some pressing from HuffPost Celeb) Ok, I've got Gerard Butler's number because he is a friend of mine.
5/5. Really didn't take much persuasion there, did you Jen?

2. Most bizarre thing you've ever read about yourself?
Someone once said that I eat healthy. I do eat healthily, but I would never say I eat healthy. I think there aren't many made up things about me - everything is pretty accurate.
1/5. A point for being so grammatically pedantic.

3. How much is too much for a haircut?
I've been going to a place in London called Mahogany for years and years and so very kindly they give me free haircuts, so I've not had to pay for a haircut for a while. But I think it is worth it as people see your hair whenever you go out. It's like making sure you use good moisturiser on your face. I would pay £100 for a haircut.
3/5. Sounds like she's been to the Simon Cowell school of grooming.

4. What is the weirdest place you've ever been recognised?
My brother lives in South Africa, just outside Cape Town, and I was in his local shop and I got asked for an autograph by a local. I was laughing because I thought they got me confused with someone else. And then they went "I love your show" because they get Fantasy Homes By The Sea over there and they recognised me.
3/5. Who knew mediocre daytime TV had such a global audience eh?

5. What's the weirdest thing you've been sent by fan?
When I was 18 I was on Blind Date and after my appearance I got sent quite a few things - someone wrote me a song and sent it to me on a cassette. It was written and composed especially for me. I thought that was pretty good apart from the fact it proved to cause much hilarity among my friends. I don't know if that person ever went on to solo success or not though.
5/5. Joining the ranks of Mrs Robinson, Valerie and, err, Stacy's Mom.

6. What's the best party you've ever been to?
The best parties are sometimes just the ones you have at home. I had one at my house just before Christmas and we had about 40 friends over and he had such a laugh.
0/5.

7. Ever used your fame to get what you want?
I don't think it would get me very far to be perfectly honest. The thought makes me feel quite physically sick, I can't imagine anything more embarrassing. If anyone did that in front of me I'd have to walk away.
0/5.

8. How much cash would it take to get you to pose in the buff?
Years ago I interviewed Hugh Hefner and a story came out afterwards that he'd offered me £1m to appear in Playboy. My dad said :"Take it! You can buy a house," but realistically he never offered. That could be the answer for the weirdest thing I've ever read about myself. Even if I was offered half a million, I've always said I wouldn't do it. But if I actually was offered it I'd have to think about it.
4/5. And they say parents know best.

9. Best freebie you ever received?
I was sent quite a lot of lovely presents for my baby girl when she was born. You've got to remember though, they're hoping the more people us it, the more mentions they'll get. I once got sent a pair of Jimmy Choo shoes which made me very happy. I was in Cannes and they gave me them for going to the DaVinci Code red carpet. I got lent a dress for the night and given some shoes. And then I fell asleep during the film.
3/5. Did she mention it was in Cannes?

10. Ever been chatted up by another celeb?
That is something you'll not get to hear. But I did meet my husband that way as I interviewed him. He will say I chatted him up but let's be honest.
0/5. Zzzz...

Result: 24/50
A middling score for our favourite telly Scot. She may list Gerard Butler among her famous pals and not be arsed about watching the actual films at the premieres she attends, but the stand-in This Morning host doesn't look like she's got a serious case of showbiz-itus just yet.

Jenni Falconer is working with ACUVUE, an official partner to the Virgin London Marathon, to offer runners and sports enthusiasts a 30 day free trial of daily disposable contact lenses. See http://www.acuvue.co.uk/campaigns/marathon to help make the Virgin London Marathon the first ever spectacle-free spectacle.

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