Rose of Tralee set to get new host however Dáithí Ó Sé isn't going wherever

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The Rose of Tralee is due for a large shake-up and with this, the present might see a lady becoming a member of Dáithí Ó Sé on internet hosting duties for this yr’s pageant.

Dáithí has held onto internet hosting duties since 2009 when he took over the present from Ray D’Arcy, who had been on the helm for 15 years. Earlier than Ray, Homosexual Byrne hosted the pageant for 17 years.

With the pageant set to make its return in August, RTÉ is planning a large shake-up and plan to usher in a co-host, with Kathryn Thomas, Doireann Garrihy and former Eire AM host Anna Daly all tipped to hitch.

Sources have claimed that RTÉ’s new Head of ­Leisure Commissioning, Alan Tyler, is hoping the make modifications to all programming after a collection of variations already introduced.

A spokeswoman for RTÉ instructed the Irish Every day Mail: “Particulars of the Rose of Tralee might be introduced nearer to the time and we’ve no remark to make now.”

Sources additionally mentioned: “RTÉ needs to inject new Tralee. Dáithí might be again as regular, as a result of it wouldn’t be the identical with out him, however he might be getting a co-host.’ There have been a number of modifications to RTÉ’s programming prior to now few months – together with Doireann becoming a member of Jennifer Zamparelli on Dancing With The Stars, Patrick Kielty changing into the brand new Late Late Present host, and Laura Fox changing into the brand new host of Eire’s Fittest Household, with Sonia O’Sullivan set to grow to be the latest coach on the present.”

Together with this, one other instructed RSVP: “Doireann Garrihy joined Jennifer Zamparelli on Dancing With The Stars and impressed, so it’s no shock she is within the combine. Kathryn Thomas is an viewers favorite, and Anna Daly has been getting regular work with RTÉ since leaving Virgin Media’s Eire AM.”

Whereas there was no official touch upon this by the nationwide broadcaster, the pageant is ready to happen from August 18 to 23 and might be televised on August 21 and 22 at MTU’s Kerry Sports activities Academy.

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