Layla Kayleigh new face for WPT

Layla Kayleigh

The World Poker Tour (WPT) has made it official: Sabina Gadecki won't be back for Season 6, and her replacement will be Layla Kayleigh.

Kayleigh will debut at her first World Poker Tour event today at the final table of the Mirage Poker Showdown.

"From the first casting interview with her, we knew Layla would be a great fit for Season 6," said Robyn Moder, WPT Studios executive vice president.

"Not only does she have an impressive TV background hosting in the sports and entertainment world, but she is energetic, intelligent and strikingly beautiful - the perfect combination to engage WTP fans."

Kayleigh's background includes being an on-air correspondent for Fox Sports Best Damn Sports Show Period and The Vegas Insider. She also hosted The Feed news segment.

The 23-year-old is a native of London and specializes in celebrity interviews, video game industry events and pop culture trends.

She's hosted for MTV in Britain, ABC Football and Al Gore's Current TV. She also took her first turn in a lead role of a feature film recently, A Simple Promise, which will be released this year.

"We're thrilled to welcome Layla to the WPT family," Moder said.

Season 5 of the WPT is currently airing on the Travel Channel at 9 p.m., and Season 6 will begin airing in early 2008 on GSN.

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