23 JANUARY 2008

A slew of high profile presenting jobs - including Celebrity Love Island and The Xtra Factor - have already made Fearne Cotton a star in the UK. And now it looks like the small screen beauty is set to follow in the footsteps of Birmingham-born TV host Cat Deeley by becoming a familiar face Stateside, too, after beating a line-up of American presenters to front a new live US show.

The bubbly 25-year-old flew into LA this week for meetings and rehearsals in preparation for the two-hour special, The Guinness Book Of World Records - Live. The NBC show, which airs in the States on Sunday, will feature a countdown of the most unusual records held.

"It's a huge opportunity for her," says a friend of the London-born star. "There is even talk of her doing things after the Guinness show. It's a dream come true."

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The London-born 25-year-old has beaten US names to the job of hosting a live two-hour show, due to air Stateside on Sunday nightPhoto: © Getty ImagesClick on photo to enlarge