The 14-year-old daughter of rocker SIR Bob Geldof and late television presenter Paula Yates will follow in her late mother's footsteps by hosting a talk show aimed at teenagers.

PIXIE - who was just 10 when Yates died of a heroin overdose - will present a live eight hour show titled IT'S A GIRL THING, interviewing celebrities including British socialite Tara Palmer-Tomkinson.

A television insider says, "Pixie's a very bright girl and she's got the same flair for TV as her mum.

"She's confident in front of the camera and will make a great host. Pixie's older sister Peaches is already a talented writer and has written newspaper columns - like Paula."

The show will air on British cable channel SKY MIX on 28 October (04) from 8.30am to 4.30pm.

14/10/2004 14:03