Ever since her abduction came to light earlier this month, model Chloe Ayling has found herself thrust into the spotlight.
According to some newspaper reports, the attention on her following the ordeal in Italy appears to have opened doors for the mum-of-one, with The Sun claiming that she’s signed up to a top celebrity agency and been offered work as an after-dinner speaker.
There have even been suggestions that Chloe is hoping to land herself an appearance on Big Brother.
However, on today’s Lorraine, she responded to such rumours in no uncertain terms.
Host Christine Lampard asked her: “People are talking about reality TV shows – is this the route you want to take?”
The Londoner replied: “No, I don’t. I would have in the past, but not now.”
“So, if Big Brother comes calling, it’s a no?” continued Christine.
Chloe insisted: “Yeah. It’s not what I want to do.”
The whispers stemmed from a story in the Daily Star, which claimed that an alleged friend of Chloe’s, Biannca Lake, had told the newspaper of the model’s reality-TV ambitions.
“I told her what happened with me,” Lake was reported to have said. “I auditioned for Big Brother five times, then I did this documentary where I said I’d slept with over 300 men. Then Big Brother contacted me and put me in.
“She knows this – if you get in the press, you’ll get on Big Brother. That’s her dream gig.”
And The Sun added fuel to those allegations by claiming that the ransom email issued by Chloe’s abductors suggested that the ordeal would boost her career.
According to the newspaper, it said: “I am sure that this experience properly exposed to the media will kickstart her career.
“She will be very comfortable in giving money back.”
But during the slot on Lorraine, Chloe hit out at her detractors, saying: “I appreciate the positive comments – I’m so grateful – but to have the nasty ones is just shocking.
“Like, I don’t understand why I would be doubted. Why would I lie about something like that?
“It’s been proven to be correct by the police and the judge.”
Chloe revealed that she plans to take a break from the public eye while she absorbs everything that’s happened to her.
She told Christine: “It’s been non-stop, so it’s been the kidnap, then the three weeks helping the police and the consulate, then coming home to all the media.
“I haven’t had the time to just sit back and take it all in.”