02/05/2012 07:54 BST | Updated 02/05/2012 08:21 BST

As Strictly Come Dancing's Tess Daly Heads To Hollywood, We Check The Progress Of Other British Ladies Stateside (PHOTOS)

Strictly Come Dancing’s Tess Daly is launching herself in Hollywood.

The TV presenter and ex-model flew across the pond hoping to bring her first novel, The Camera Never Lies, to the big screen.

Tess is in LA meeting producers about turning her novel into a film. She hopes this is the start of something big,” a source told The Sun.

She’s not the first Brit chick to ditch Blighty for Hollywood. The big names that instantly spring to mind include Slough-born Tracey Ullman, without whose network television series The Tracey Ullman Show we just might never have had The Simpsons, and Jane Leeves, who played Daphne Moon in Frasier.

Joely Richardson, Lucy Davis and Minnie Driver have also made it big Stateside.

Hopefully, Tess will follow in their footsteps and make it big, but also, that she won't forget to come back in time to host Strictly with Sir Bruce.

Check out our gallery of top Brit gals who do us proud in Hollywood.

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