Struggling to actually recall who the lady party dresses was at first, she added: 'A really really famous director, it will come back to me, I can’t remember now!'

 

Elaborating, she said: 'The first thing I thought was "Oh my god, I’m going out there and I’ve practically got the part, this is a dream come true". It was that movie that had the gladiators in.'

 

'Gladiator?' asked Kaye, going for the obvious choice.

 

'That's it,' Nadia confirmed, before going on: 'I said to myself, "I can’t go" because I thought I was too fat!'

 

Adding to the shocking admission, Nadia explained her excuse at the time for turning down the huge opportunity: 'I pretended I was shooting this great big series and it meant I couldn’t go along to the audition.'

 

The others mourned the fact that their friend could have been in the Oscar-winning movie which was released in 2000 and grossed $457.6 million at the box office worldwide.Last summer, her sister Julia made a leap from the small screen to the silver screen as Saffy Monsoon in Ab Fab: The Movie.

 

But Hollywood was not to be for Nadia Sawalha, who has revealed that her insecurities held her back from potential movie stardom. 

 

Having appeared on British TV in the likes of EastEnders and Hot Fitted Beaded Rachel Allan 2798 Cocktail Dresses Cheap, before finding her niche as a long-term Loose Women presenter, the 52-year-old admitted on Friday that she was invited to meet Ridley Scott in LA, who was casting Gladiator at the time.

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Talking to fellow panellists Andrea McLean, Kaye Adams and guest panellist Jennie McAlpine, the brunette bombshell said: 'I got a call from a friend and she said she knew a small role that would be perfect for me and that I just had to fly out and meet this director.'

 

'From Ridley Scott to diddly-squat,' Andrea quipped. 

 

Gladiator won multiple awards, including Best Picture, Best Actor for Crowe, and three other Academy Awards at the 73rd Academy Awards.

 

It was also credited with rekindling interest in films centered around ancient Greek and Roman culture.

 

The Loose Ladies attempted to make Nadia feel better for the decision - by superimposing her head onto the poster of the movie.

 

She was sure to get a confidence boost, however, when later on the show she donned her 14-year-old wedding dress - which still fit!

 

'Well I was pregnant at the time,' she Madison James dresses , before suggesting there was a mouse living in the dress.

 

Kaye was a little distracted however. 'I can’t stop looking at her bosom!' she said.