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Anna Chapman (PICTURES): Russian spy's new TV Show "Secrets of the World" looks at mysteries

Former Russian spy Anna Chapman speaks during a congress from a pro-Kremlin youth group Molodaya Gvardiya (The Young Guard) in Moscow, on December 22, 2010. Getty Images

Anna Chapman (PICTURES): New Russian TV Show "Secrets of the World" exposes "mysteries"
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(CBS/AP) MOSCOW - Since being deported from the United States as part of the biggest spy swap since the Cold War, 28-year-old red-haired vixen Anna Chapman has not exactly shunned the spotlight.

PICTURES: Anna Chapman

And though she still avoids questions about her years undercover in the United States, the woman dubbed a "femme fatale" by the tabloid press did a rare English-language interview with the BBC in Moscow on Sunday about her gig as a host for a new show called "Secrets of the World."

"The program's for everyone," Chapman said in the interview. "Everyone is interested in mysteries, because they are secrets, they are unsolved."

The 28-year-old was one of 10 Russian agents exposed in the U.S. and deported last summer. She has not publicly discussed her role as a spy.

"I will never deny and I will never confirm the fact," she replied coldly to the BBC.

Chapman, with her glamorous looks and sassy demeanor, has capitalized on the massive attention accompanying the spy scandal. She has played up her Bond girl image, by stripping down to lingerie in a photo shoot for the Russian edition of Maxim, appearing on the cover of the November issue under the caption "For Your Eyes Only."

A month earlier, she attended a Russian rocket launch in Kazakhstan where she brushed aside questions from a reporter.

She has also become the new celebrity face of a Moscow bank that works with aerospace industries and joined the leadership of the youth wing of the main pro-Kremlin party.

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  • Edecio Martinez

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