British reality-TV star Nell McAndrew's dreams have come true - she will play Hollywood action hero Steven Seagal's leading lady in her first ever acting role.

The former glamour model is ecstatic at her meteoric rise in winning the part - which she attributes to the widespread coverage she gained after appearing on the celebrity jungle based game show I'M A CELEBRITY - GET ME OUT OF HERE! last summer (02).

She says, "I can't believe what has happened to me since I went into the jungle.

"A few years ago I was waitressing in nightclubs to make ends meet, and now I am up for roles opposite people like Steven Seagal!"

The as-yet-untitled movie is set to start filming in Poland next year (04).

The 29-year-old says, "It's a spy thriller and I will be working with Steven to crack the case and baddies.

"There is quite a lot of sexual tension going on, but the characters don't actually get it on."

16/07/2003 00:13