Singer Willa Ford was hugely disappointed when she landed her co-hosting job on new US reality show THE ULTIMATE FIGHTER - because she was banned from socialising with the many competing men.

The blonde beauty, ex-girlfriend of pop hunk Nick Carter, was excited when she landed the opportunity to be surrounded by 16 men competing for a contract with the ULTIMATE FIGHTING CHAMPIONSHIP.

But Ford soon learned things were not going to be as wild as she'd hoped.

She says, "I'm a very social girl, especially if you put me in a room full of guys my age, and I'm thinking I just cashed in.

"The producer said, 'Listen, I know you want to, but you can't talk to these guys. If you're in a room and they're in a room, then you're in the wrong place.'

"I knew once I got the job, I had to take it seriously because I was very fortunate to get this opportunity. I didn't get to hang out with the guys until the very end - but the night that we all went out, we partied hard!"

25/01/2005 09:37