MAFS' Ella Ding reveals the next reality show she wants to go on
She was one of the most popular participants on this year’s season of Married At First Sight, and now Ella Ding has revealed which reality TV show she wants to appear on next.
The 28-year-old, who recently filmed a brief appearance on the British structured-reality series Made In Chelsea, tells Yahoo Lifestyle that she’d love to compete on I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! in the near future.
“I'd love to do I’m A Celebrity,” she says. “I feel like that would be an amazing experience, it would be super challenging and outside my comfort zone. It would be very different.
“I think reality TV is great, I really do. I have fun and I'm always just learning from it.”
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Ella went on to share that while she absolutely loved being a part of MAFS and seeing how producers bring a TV show to life, she wouldn’t do something like Made In Chelsea again because it’s “not really reality”.
“It's more like they're acting and I'm definitely not an actress,” she says. “They make it look like it's a movie and it’s pretty amazing, but there were definitely times where it was like, ‘action’, ‘cut’, ‘redo’ and I was like, ‘Guys, I'm only going to say this line once’.
“I wouldn't do that style of TV again, but I would do reality TV again. I don't know, they say the third time's a charm! I would really have to be careful because both times really took it out of me and I invested a lot of my energy into both men so I’d just have to be really careful.”
Speaking about her Made In Chelsea experience, Ella explains that it “definitely wasn’t a planned thing” for her to fly to London to meet up with her then-love interest Miles Nazaire and be a part of the show.
“It was definitely not what I expected,” she remarks. “I didn't really understand the show, I'd never heard of Made In Chelsea before or watched it, so I didn't really understand what 'constructed reality TV' meant.”
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She adds that the experience was “totally different” to MAFS and she actually found it to be more difficult.
“Maybe it was because I was in another country, I was by myself, I was going on a show that these people already had solid foundations on,” she details. “It was pretty lonely out there and then when things kind of just happened on the show, it was just so confusing in the brain and I was like, ‘I'm ready to come home’.
“But again, I can always take away the positives. Even though it was one of the hardest things I've done in such a short period, there were still such amazing memories and it still was so amazing and I learned so much and I grew so much and all that stuff.”
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