”Nicola recently filmed a brand new documentary for BBC3 all about the dangers of fake-tanning and sun beds.
From being a big fan of fake tanning herself, Nicola has grown to embrace her natural complexion.
She says, ‘The subject of tanning is something that I am very passionate about. I was once in a place where, as stupid as it sounds, if I had a tan I felt like I fitted in just a bit more. I want to delve deeper and ask why people do it and show the extreme and sometimes fatal lengths people will go to.’
Nicola will meet young women whose love of tanning is an addiction, who use sunbeds 4-5 times a week. She’ll meet girls in their early teens who, like her when she was young, experience the pressures from their peers to conform and be tanned.
She will also reveal how she has overcome her early reliance on fake tan and her gradual sense of confidence in her own skin.
As part of the show Nicola will be meeting the top dermatologists and cancer experts who will reveal the risks tan addicts are exposing themselves to. Nicola’s journey will take her into the hospital wards where some of the estimated 120 under 40s who die from skin cancer each year are treated. Skin cancer is the most common cancer in under 35s in the UK.” – Girls Aloud Blog
She looks kinda scary, but I’m just looking forward to more Nicola because she’s the only Girls Aloud member I care about :P