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Davina McCall 'in discussions for magazine TV show'

Davina McCall is said to be in talks to front a new magazine style show on digital channel W.

Davina McCall is reportedly in talks to front her own modern lifestyle show.

The 48-year-old star has enjoyed huge success presenting various programmes such as Big Brother and Long Lost Family, as well as nature based series Life at the Extreme. Now she's apparently in discussions for a different kind of venture - to present a magazine style show on digital channel W.

"Davina is always up for trying new things and this project is something that would be unlike anything she has done before," a source told the Daily Mirror newspaper.

"The phrase being used to describe the idea is that it would be a ‘Modern Lifestyle Show’. It sounds like something perhaps with elements of The One Show or This Morning along with the warmth and energy Davina brings to every project.

"Nothing has been signed but talks are positive and Davina is interested in seeing if it can work."

Davina previously tried to capitalise on her nation's sweetheart status with a chat show on the BBC back in 2006, but failed to impress. However, the mother-of-two is hoping this new series will prove a hit with viewers.

"Davina wouldn’t want to try a straight chat show again, but this project would have guests and different segments, and be more of a magazine show," the source added.

"It would give her the best of both worlds as she could have guests, but that would only be one part of the mix."

The stunning brunette previously spoke about the failure that was her chat show, admitting it was a "particularly bad turkey".

“It was my chat show and it was a kind of public revolt," she admitted to the Mirror. "But I was pregnant, very emotional - and convinced it was the end of my career.

“People were sympathetically hugging me in Sainsbury’s. I thought, ‘It must be bad!’ "

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