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Jenny Powell says she HATED Wheel Of Fortune

Jenny Powell has shockingly claimed she hated her job on the Wheel of Fortune because all she did was ‘spin letters’ and ‘wasn’t allowed to talk’.

Speaking on a new podcast, the TV personality, 53, revealed that she didn’t enjoy being on the iconic gameshow that kickstarted her career in the nineties.

Jenny’s role on the show was as the ‘glamorous assistant’, who would turn the wheel as the show’s host asked the constants questions.

‘I HATED it!’ Jenny Powell has shockingly claimed she hated her job on the Wheel of Fortune because all she did was ‘spin letters’ and ‘wasn’t allowed to talk’

However it seems that the star now looks back on the job with regret, as she said she wouldn’t encourage her own daughter to do anything similar.

Jenny, who first appeared on the programme in 1995, said: ‘You’re just turning letters round and not saying anything.’

She shared: ‘I ended up doing The Wheel of Fortune, which I hated it. It was the biggest thing, but I hated it. Because I was just a girl turning bl***y letters around.’

The presenter told how she only took the job so that she could pay her bills and find a way out of children’s TV. 

Omg! Speaking on a new podcast, the TV personality, 53, revealed that she didn't enjoy being on the iconic gameshow that kickstarted her career in the nineties

Omg! Speaking on a new podcast, the TV personality, 53, revealed that she didn’t enjoy being on the iconic gameshow that kickstarted her career in the nineties

She said: ‘If someone said to you, right Jenny you are going to wear a really short skirt and we are all going to discuss the length of it for like four meetings, wear high heel shoes and turn some letters around and just look pretty and don’t say anything.’ 

‘Would you, do it? I know what I would tell my daughter today. I wasn’t actually allowed to speak.’

Hosts on the show included John Leslie, Nicky Campbell and Bradley Walsh.

Gameshow: Jenny's role on the show was as the 'glamorous assistant', who would turn the wheel as the show's host asked the constants questions

Gameshow: Jenny’s role on the show was as the ‘glamorous assistant’, who would turn the wheel as the show’s host asked the constants questions

The aim of the show was to spin the wheel to win points and solve puzzles by uncovering letters on a board. 

Jenny admitted she would dissuade her daughter from taking a role like hers in Wheel Of Fortune and she wasn’t keen on her appearing on Love Island either.

In September, Jenny revealed that her eldest daughter, Connie Baxendale, has been approached by ITV to take part in Love Island.

'I spat my coffee out': Jenny revealed her shock as Love Island hope to secure her daughter Connie Baxendale, 21, as a contestant for the show (pictured together)

‘I spat my coffee out’: Jenny revealed her shock as Love Island hope to secure her daughter Connie Baxendale, 21, as a contestant for the show (pictured together)

She couldn’t contain her surprise when the 21-year-old shared the attempt to get her on the dating show, admitting: ‘I spat my coffee out’.

Sharing that ITV bosses reached out to Connie, who bares a striking resemblance to her mother, via Instagram, the presenter continued that she left the decision in the hands of her daughter.

Following an appearance on Loose Women together, it appears that Connie caught the eye of ITV bosses – who approached her to be on the show shortly after.

Jenny explained to The Sun: ‘After I appeared on Loose Women with my eldest daughter Connie, Love Island producers got in touch and asked her if she’d be interested in going on the show. She is gorgeous, so I left it to her.’

But unable to hide her shock, the star continued: ‘I spat my coffee out when she told me and I said, “What did you say?”.

Beauty: Sharing that ITV bosses reached out to Connie (pictured), who bares a striking resemblance to her mother, via Instagram, the presenter continued that she is leaving the decision in the hands of her daughter

Beauty: Sharing that ITV bosses reached out to Connie (pictured), who bares a striking resemblance to her mother, via Instagram, the presenter continued that she is leaving the decision in the hands of her daughter

Approached: Love Island producers got in touch and asked her if she¿d be interested in going on the show. She is gorgeous, so I left it to her,' explained Jenny

Approached: Love Island producers got in touch and asked her if she’d be interested in going on the show. She is gorgeous, so I left it to her,’ explained Jenny

Despite the show’s best efforts, artist Connie wasn’t interested in the offer – sharing that she’s already loved up.

As her mother continued: ‘And she replied, “That I’ve got a boyfriend and I’m doing a History of Art Degree in UCL”. And she left it at that.’

Detailing that Connie would ‘never do it’, Jenny shared: ‘I think they contacted her through Instagram.’

MailOnline have contacted Love Island’s representatives for comment. 

Jenny shares Connie and younger sister Pollyanna, 13, with her ex-husband Toby Baxendell, who she split from in 2009.

Mother of two: Jenny shares Connie and younger sister Pollyanna, 13 (pictured) with her ex-husband Toby Baxendell, who she split from in 2009

Mother of two: Jenny shares Connie and younger sister Pollyanna, 13 (pictured) with her ex-husband Toby Baxendell, who she split from in 2009

Mini-me: Connie (left) bears a striking resemblance to mum Jenny (right)

Mini-me: Connie (left) bears a striking resemblance to mum Jenny (right, pictured in 1995)

Mini-me: Connie (left) bears a striking resemblance to mum Jenny (right, pictured in 1995)

And Love Island’s attempt to secure famous offspring is no surprise, with the show welcoming some familiar faces in it’s most recent season.

Gemma Owen, who is the daughter of footballer Michael Owen, made quite an impression on the villa as she and partner Luca Bish placed second during August’s live final.

And following the stint, the dressage champion has secured a hefty deal with fashion giant PrettyLittleThing.

She was also joined in the villa by Ronan Keating’s son Jack, who appeared for the Casa Amor segment – but failed to find a connection.

While season four of the show saw actor Danny Dyer’s daughter, Dani, take the crown with former beau Jack Fincham.

Familiar faces: And Love Island's attempt to secure famous offspring is no surprise, with Michael Owen's daughter Gemma placing second in this year's season after being approached (pictured on the show)

Familiar faces: And Love Island’s attempt to secure famous offspring is no surprise, with Michael Owen’s daughter Gemma placing second in this year’s season after being approached (pictured on the show)

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