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Michelle Chia to return in game show Silence

She will host the game show which challenges contestants to perform tasks as silently as possible for cash prizes

Published on May 24, 2014 1:23 PM
Host and actress Michelle Chia (above), who will be hosting Silence!, airing in October, with Adrian Pang. -- PHOTO: DESMOND LUI FOR THE STRAITS TIMES

Host and actress Michelle Chia had a "stress-free" time watching last month's Star Awards ceremony from the comfort of her home.

Having left local television station MediaCorp two years ago, she relishes the relaxed feeling of admiring her former colleagues decked in pretty outfits, instead of enduring the nerve-racking feeling in previous years when she was regularly among the nominees at the annual TV award ceremony.

Chia, 38, says of being nominated: "Once you buy a lottery ticket, you want to win. It's stressful no matter what your mindset is or even if you tell yourself to relax."

Some viewers who have missed her presence on local TV have approached her on the streets to tell her so. She says: "Many people I meet tell me they haven't seen me for a long time and ask when I'm going back on TV."

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"My decision to not be a full-time artist was not to have a clean break from showbiz. As and when there's something suitable, and something I think I will enjoy, I will go back."

Host and actress Michelle Chia, who will be hosting Silence!, airing in October, with Adrian Pang