PREGNANT Irish telly star Victoria Smurfit had revealed how she had to SQUEEZE herself in to a sexy snug-fitting catsuit for her latest role as being a rubber-clad dominatrix.

Although she enjoyed playing out the part for ITV’s Trial and Retribution VIII, she admitted that being pregnant didn’t benefit the sexy costumes she needed to wear. The sexy 31 year-old said: “Of course there were instances when I felt uncomfortable. But generally speaking it had been very exciting and strangely liberating. “I suddenly became much more forthright. I’d snap ‘no, yes, no, yes’ when shown costumes!”

But Victoria, now seven months pregnant, said she needed to carry on for refits after filming the series in the early months of childbearing. “I was required to return to home of Harlot to ask about for refits, ” she recalled. “There was obviously a particular should keep performing readjustments to the top 50 % of the outfit as I grew larger and larger. “I was absolutely delighted to fall pregnant but here was an occasion after i thought about being as slim so when fit being a butcher’s dog and instead I used to be getting grumpy if I didn’t eat every three or four hours.

“No wonder my costume needed re-fitting, ” said Victoria, that’s an associate of just one of Ireland’s wealthiest families. The Smurfits – her dad Dermot and uncles Michael and Alan – have made a lot out of the packaging business. Victoria, who lives in Dublin with promoting company boss husband Doug Baxter, said Doug found it not surprising that she was team to play a dominatrix-type. “He said: ‘that’ll suit you perfectly!’ she said. The Irish actress, who hit the large time after starring in Ballykissangel, met her husband after agreeing presenting a 1998 newspaper awards ceremony.

They married in 2000 in a very lavish ceremony in Surrey followed by a honeymoon about the French Polynesian island Bora Bora. In addition to Ballykissangel where she played Orla, she’s also had parts in Cold Feet.

But she got her silver screen burglary 2000 when cast when Weathergirl with Leonardo DiCaprio and Robert Carlyle inside the Beach. Victoria’s character, DCI Roisin Connor, has got to don a decent latex Underwear – filled with high heel shoes, plunging neckline and whip – to visit undercover at the sado-masochistic sex club inside a bid to resolve two murders.

Couple of years later she appeared as Suzie, a love attraction of Hugh Grant’s character within the hit film About A Boy and the main character in Lynda La Plante’s Trial and Retribution.

l Trial and Retribution VIII is on ITV1 on Monday October 11 and Tuesday October 12 at 9pm.