Former The Only Way Is Essex star Kirk Norcross has revealed he wants to appear in films - but he'd rather he didn't have to act.
Since leaving the reality show in March, Kirk has been trying to establish himself as an actor, with a little help from pal Danny Dyer, but has so far found his Hollywood career hindered because of his reality TV past.
The TOWIE star said: "I don't want to act. I want to half play myself. I got to audition for a film Danny's just finishing but I didn't get the part, and that was because they didn't want the TOWIE buzz around it - but I'm out of TOWIE now so I can be taken seriously."
Kirk, who became friends with Danny a year ago, revealed he might have his first starring role later this summer.
"They asked me to do a film, obviously I've still got to audition. It's starring Danny Dyer and will be filmed in Ibiza, so I could get a bit of a tan as well. It should be June time, so it could be this year I'm starring in a film."
As well as breaking onto the big screen, Kirk is also keen to break into the charts, perhaps surprisingly as a swing music singer.
"I love swing music, I've yet to start anything yet but I want to modernise swing music, try and get in the studio and make it a little more now."
Kirk admitted he's "always liked singing" but never had the confidence to perform in public, until he sang on the TOWIE live episode. "The feedback I had was so positive and I thought why not try to make a career of it?
"I don't think I deserve to be called a celebrity until I've done something a celebrity does," he said.
:: Kirk Norcross My Story is released on April 25 published by Sidgwick & Jackson, hardback, £12.99. Kirk will be on a nationwide book signing tour. For more information see www.kirkessexboy.co.uk.