Says Annabel Croft of Interceptor - more helicopter high jinks for the former tennis star who's now a soaraway TV success. By Fiona Gibson
"IT'S SUCH FUN!" pipes a long limbed, wavy haired character fresh from the pages of Bunty. "There are two contestants who are blindfolded and dropped off by helicopter seven miles apart. They have to find keys to their backpacks. I'm in a very pretty location, like under a bridge with ducks, and, basically, I have to guide them to the keys and then to each other.
But," Annabel Croft beams, "the Interceptor [he of the chiselled jaw and leather attire] is flying around in this black helicopter and zaps the packs! The cameramen are great, always laughing and coming up to give you a big hug and say you're doing well. It's such fun to make," she says emphatically. "Like...like a mini Raiders Of The Lost Ark!!".
Interceptor comes from the same ITV production stable as Treasure Hunt, and the girl with the map ("I just kind of offer encouragement"), not quite a mini Harrison Ford, is the same awfully nice girl who gave up tennis.
Do you add cream to your peaches Annabel-sorry-or is cream only reserved for srawberries?
Oh I never eat anything anymore to keep that svelt figure for Eurosport! I must sustain that 'Page 3 Girl' look, don't want Sam Smith stealing my glory hoho!
Originally Posted by Rollo
Any thoughts of returning to the tour?
Oooo!! You'd be amazed how many times I get asked that! Like, thats the first time since I retired
Would I return to the tour? Well, seeing as I won junior Wimbledon then I think obviously I'd beat all the top girls, but it wouldn't be fair to them if I played again I'd dominate too much. Besides, I'm scared. Like, Serena and Lindsay hit the ball SO hard, it would so hurt with the ball hitting my botoxed nose