The star of ITV1's Wild at Heart has been bemoaning the fact that sexy fancy dress is not a big part of the show.

Dawn Steele appears as vet Alice Collins in the sixth series of the show and she told the Mirror that she gets a bit fed up of always looking mucky.

"I never get to dress up. My character is always in boots and khaki trousers and I can never grow my nails," she commented.

However, Steele admitted that Alice is something of a tomboy and completely driven when it comes to her job, so a sexy safari outfit may not be entirely appropriate for keeping in character.

She also said she would have liked the chance to wear bridal fancy dress when Alice got engaged last series, but producers decided they didn't want to feature another wedding on the show.

Wild at Heart is on Sundays at 20:30 and is set in Africa.