By Tristan Harris 21/06 Updated: 25/06 17:07
IT WAS an eventful week on ITV2’s Exclusives tonight (Thursday), which saw Bromsgrove rookie Hayley Newnes write features and a review, carry out interviews, prepare and direct photo-shoots, attend a film premiere and undertake a gruelling army boot camp.
And in what was the show’s semi-final, after her seven days on Empire magazine, it ended in heartbreak for Hayley who became the latest person to leave the show.
She told The Standard: “I think a lot of people will be shocked to see what happens when they watch it.
“I didn’t really understand why I went - I thought I was one of the best.”
She added she and Ellie were the only ones who had two Rookie of the Week awards - everyone else had just one.
And she said, she felt she had been the most consistent each week.
But, before she went, Hayley had one of her highlights of the whole show - she got to interview Keith Lemon for a feature.
She said: “We had to ask him about his new film - Keith Lemon the Movie - which comes out in August.
“He was really funny - he is exactly the same in real life as he is on the screen and I learnt so much from him in such a short space of time.
“I also got some really good quotes.”
Hayley and the other housemates also had to go along to the film premiere of sci-fi action film The Hunger Games and then, after a late night there, were put through their paces by army marshalls at a military boot camp.
She said: “It was freezing cold and I was covered in mud.
“And, having being to the premiere the night before, we were all sleep deprived - it was really hard work.”
Hayley and the others had to write a review of the movie and write a ‘comedy side-bar’, before making-up their own zombies and directing a photoshoot for new film Cockneys vs Zombies. They were also given the task of interviewing the movie’s director and writing a feature on the flick to accompany their pictures.
Hayley said: “It was a really tough week - they wanted to give us as much to do as possible and see how we dealt with it all.”
Viewers can catch this episode and previous ones on the ITV Player.
The final of The Exclusives airs on Thursday at 9pm on ITV2.
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