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Anna Williamson: TV Heaven & Hell

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Anna Williamson is one of the hosts of new Nickelodeon kids' reality show Camp Orange. Alongside co-presenter Jamie Rickers, she will be challenging groups of friends to battle it out in the Bush and partake in Aussie outback adventures. "It's the first kids' reality TV show of its kind. It's a reality show that's real family viewing," Williamson told Digital Spy. We caught up with the Camp Orange star to find out her TV loves and pet hates when she's not busy filming.

Favourite children's TV show...
"I really liked Button Moon. I always remember *sings* "we're off to Button Moon". I was also a big fan of a show called Chockablock. That was great. And Playschool. All the old classics. Henry's Cat - that had the best theme tune ever."

I loved Button Moon, but I can't remember anything that actually happened...
"Do you know what, they kind of just flew off in a rocket, mooched around for a bit and then came back again. It was that simple."

Watch a clip of Button Moon below:





Desert island boxset...
"Hugely into The Tudors with Jonathan Rhys Meyers. I got hooked when it was on BBC Two and have watched every single episode. I've got all the boxsets of that and just finished the last series, so I'm pretty sad about that. I was also a huge fan of Lost. Also, and I am being honest here, there is this Nickelodeon show called House of Anubis and I just love it. There's tons of episodes and it just started filming the second series. I have to confess to sitting down for a second time with the boxset of the first series."

TV guilty pleasure...
"I have to admit that I am addicted to EastEnders. I'm one of those people who watches the rerun again on the same night. I'm also someone who will go away for work and record them all. Then I come back and sit quietly on my own for a number of hours and watch them all back-to-back."

Will you miss Pat Butcher?
"Oh - Pat Butcher. I'm devastated. Pat Butcher and her earrings, they cannot leave. I'm pretty sure a legend like Pat will come back."

TV hell...
"I'm not a fan of watching cricket. I just find it boring. Although I am reliably informed by my boyfriend, who is a cameraman, that it is very interesting to watch camera-wise because there are very skilled cameramen involved. Football as well, it's the not the game so much, but the noise of the crowd. The constant drone... I can quite frankly do without it. I don't mind watching it, but let's have it on mute. Oh and the World Cup with the Vuvuzelas... gosh, I couldn't cope watching one of those in full."

Kids' TV heroes...
"I liked watching the Broom Cupboard. Andy Crane, Philip Schofield, John Craven - that era. Someone like Philip Schofield is definitely to be admired and having the longevity of his career...well if anyone can do that, you're doing very well."

Would you ever do reality TV?
"I think all of these opportunities are brilliant. To be in position where you 'qualify' for one of those is really good, I reckon. I enjoy a challenge and working really hard, so anything like Strictly or Dancing On Ice, I would love."

If you could be in any TV show ever...
"If it was still on, I would love to be in Lost. I would definitely be Sawyer's girlfriend in some capacity. Josh Holloway is definitely very easy on the eyes. Although, if I could be in any other TV show, maybe EastEnders. I could be the new third Mitchell sister. I'd be the third blonde."

Camp Orange starts at 5pm on July 22 on Nickelodeon. Anna Williamson is also a regular on ITV1's Daybreak

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