So you won’t be interested in meeting the daughters of the first new family in Carrigstown for a DECADE! At Montrose this morning they were Dearbhla (Kerrie O’Sullivan), Neasa (Aoibhin Garrihy) and Caoimhe (Aoibheann McCaul).
Ben Frow, Director of programming at TV3, shot the breeze with The Sunday Times yesterday. And tore new ones for the following:
Ray Darcy: “I probably could have had Ray D’Arcy (for forthcoming TV3 dating show Take Me Out). Everyone can have Ray D’Arcy. But I didn’t want Ray D’Arcy. I wanted someone new.”
RTE personalities: “The place is swimming with people who used to be the face of RTE. I can go around scooping them up and giving them a second crack at the whip and I’m not saying I wouldn’t do that, but I think I have to find new faces.
TV3’s Take Me Out (see above) “A pretty trashy dating show, everyone’s guilty pleasure, a car crash alternative to the Late Late Show.”
Brendan O’Connor (on leaving TV3 for RTE): “he handled it very badly and very rudely, as far as I was concerned. He said: ‘RTE are sniffing around, I’d really like to stay with TV3, can we come to a deal?’ We had a agreed a deal. I have the emails saying he was happy with it. Then I had no contact for a week. I didn’t hear one word until one of the producers came in a said: ‘You’ve heard that Brendan is doing a chat show on RTE? It was announced this morning.’ It was disrespectful”