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Sunday 4 December 2016

People hoping good luck would rub off - Sinead

Published 23/09/2016 | 02:30

Sinead Kennedy. Picture: Caroline Quinn
Sinead Kennedy. Picture: Caroline Quinn

It's not every day you get the chance to get up-close-and-personal with the presenter of Ireland's biggest game show.

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But RTÉ's 'Winning Streak' presenter Sinead Kennedy said she got more than she bargained for after making her debut at the National Ploughing Championships.

It seems some opportunistic farmers mistook her for a lucky charm during her visit to the event, believing she could increase their chances of getting onto the game show.

"People were rubbing up against me. They were going, 'I'll have a rub off you now'. Or someone brought up a scratch card and went, 'Rub that'. I was like, 'I've never won anything in my life, that's a waste of time'," she said.

The Cork presenter also got a few ungallant remarks from members of the public, with one gentleman commenting on her weight, despite her being a petite size eight.

"One guy decided to tell me, 'You're far less fat in reality'. That's exactly how he worded it. I just burst out laughing, What do you even do with that?" she said.

"There was a whole queue of people standing there staring at him and he walked off, delighted with himself.

"I think he thought he gave me a compliment, which in a way he did, but it was like, 'You're actually thinner in real life', but he didn't word it like that."

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'Winning Streak' returns to RTÉ One tomorrow.

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