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20th Mar 2017

Michaella McCollum has a new career and it might surprise you

Would you have predicted this?

Cathy Donohue

Can’t say we predicted this.

Michaella McCollum has become somewhat of a household name after she and Melissa Reid were convicted of smuggling almost 11 kilos of cocaine, worth an estimated €2 million, in 2013.

It has been almost a year since the duo were released after serving one-third of their prison sentences in a Peruvian jail and now, reports suggest Michaella has landed a new career as a TV presenter.

According to Mail Online, the Tyrone native will front a new crime series, where she will interview international drug dealers and examine “unsolved or unusual crime cases around the world”.

A source told the publication:

“Michaella was meeting with potential interviewees for her new documentary series.

“There are several international drug dealers from the city and this is going to form a few episodes of the series”.

Melissa and Michaella pictured during their Peru tenure

There are rumours that 24-year-old Michaella has been offered a six-figure sum to take part in the programme, reportedly based in Liverpool’s Merseyside area.

In addition to this, Michaella and Melissa, who hails from Glasgow, are thought to be in ‘advanced talks’ to appear in the new series of Big Brother, which is believed to have a ‘pairs’ theme this year.