As a New York resident Brit style icon Alexa Chung is frequently spotted strutting her stuff on the streets of the Big Apple, but back in August her appearance on a Manhattan pavement sent waves of excitement through the Grazia office. Yes, the rumours were true, the presenter/ DJ/ designer was going to play a cameo role in the final (sniff) series of Gossip Girl and not only that, she was going to star as her sailor dress wearing, kitten heel loving self.
There have been some excellent guest stars during Gossip Girl's six seasons, from Hilary Duff to Tyra Banks, but we're pretty proud to have some home grown fashion talent on TV's glossiest ever teen show. Alexa’s episode hasn’t aired yet here in the UK, but you can check out a clip featuring the former T4 presenter and Gossip Girl stars Blake Lively and Leighton Meester at a fashion show (familiar territory for Miss Chung). In true dramatic GG style she delivers the line "There's no way in hell I'm going out there" to a distressed looking Blair Waldorf before making a very hasty exit.
Alexa said of her acting role: "I didn’t think it would be really scary at all because I did so much TV presenting. Obviously, that’s an entire different discipline to acting. But, my role was to be myself. I still found it impossible. I got asked to do Gossip Girl and I used to really like that show, and I thought it would be quite fun. But I kept looking in the camera, which is rule one of acting! Don’t stare down the barrel. But it was a fun day."
Watch the clip below and check out Alexa's episode when it airs on ITV 2 next Wednesday at 7pm.