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TV presenter Hayley Holt wants to be MP

NZ Newswire logoNZ Newswire 4/12/2016 Sean Martin

Hayley Holt. File Photo. © Phil Walter/Getty Images Hayley Holt. File Photo. TV presenter Hayley Holt say she'll be standing for the Green Party at next year's election - and she may even have an eye on the Prime Minister's electorate.

The 36-year-old Crowd Goes Wild star and former competitive snowboarder has told told NZME she will be added to the party's list for 2017, citing environmental issues as a core concern.

She said she hadn't yet been picked for an electorate, but was looking at running in Rodney, considered a National safe seat, or Helensville, the electorate Mr Key has held since 2002.

But while Holt said she didn't have much political experience and would face an uphill battle in the two Auckland electorates, she remained optimistic about getting into parliament.

"I wouldn't be doing this if I thought it was impossible," she told NZME.

"It could happen next year. I'm not going to be running away from it if I don't get in."

Along with being a sports presenter, Ms Holt is also the co-host of political pub TV chat show Back Benches and a judge on Dancing with the Stars.

She was removed as co-host of the More FM Breakfast show in 2013 for drinking on the job.

"I expect naysayers and people to dredge up old issues," she told NZME.

"I have lived a life and I think I've learnt my lessons."

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