Catherine Bach, who played DAISY DUKE in The Dukes of Hazzard television series, has blasted movie bosses for failing to give her a cameo in the big screen remake.

The 50-year-old, who has been replaced by busty blonde Jessica Simpson in the movie, is hurt producers failed to consult the original cast members when they worked on their version.

Of Simpson, Bach says, "I never heard from Jessica. I knew the movie was being made. But it wasn't until the final week of shooting that I got a call from one of the producers saying he was sorry we never went any further with that role we had discussed for me.

"What role? What discussion? It was the first I'd heard of it. Could I have been Daisy again? You won't hear me say that... but there could have been a Daisy whose life had moved on, who by now was a mother.

"I'm not the writer, but I believe it could have worked. I'm disappointed they couldn't find places within the framework of the Hazzard County stories for some of the originals who made it work.

"No-one wants to feel they're retired. No-one wants to feel they're not important any more. It was hurtful not to be called."