Thursday 8 December 2016

'I know a lot of people were shocked but I wasn't' - Lisa Cannon on Xpose axe

Published 13/10/2016 | 11:04

On the move: Lisa is to switch jobs. Photo: David Conachy
On the move: Lisa is to switch jobs. Photo: David Conachy
Weekend AM presenters Laura Woods, Ian Noctor, Anna Daly, Tommy Martin and Lisa Cannon at Tv3's Autumn launch at The National Concert Hall, Dublin. Picture:Brian McEvoy

Lisa Cannon has revealed she wasn't too surprised when it was announced she would be axed from Xpose.

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The 38-year-old had fronted the TV3 show as an entertainment presenter for ten years but last month,= Ballymount bosses announced that she would be leaving the team, along with Aisling O’Loughlin and Peter O’Riordan.

"I was looking for other avenues to further my presenting skills and style and it was time to move on and try new things," she told VIP magazine. "I know a lot of people were very shocked but I wasn't really. That's the nature of TV."

Read more: 'It's like a break-up' - Lisa Cannon on how she was axed from Xpose team

(L to R) Sybil Mulcahy, Aisling O'Loughlin, Lorraine Keane, Lisa Cannon and Karen Koster
(L to R) Sybil Mulcahy, Aisling O'Loughlin, Lorraine Keane, Lisa Cannon and Karen Koster

"You just have to accept that there's going to be change, and change is what you enjoy about the business too. It's the same in journalism and radio too - it's just the way the industry is.

"I knew I'd miss the show, but I had to look forward to a new chapter ahead."

Weekend AM presenters Laura Woods, Ian Noctor, Anna Daly, Tommy Martin and Lisa Cannon at Tv3's Autumn launch at The National Concert Hall, Dublin. Picture:Brian McEvoy
Weekend AM presenters Laura Woods, Ian Noctor, Anna Daly, Tommy Martin and Lisa Cannon at Tv3's Autumn launch at The National Concert Hall, Dublin. Picture:Brian McEvoy

Lisa, who has previously worked on RTE's Nationwide and produced documentaries for HBO, said she is not worried about the future.

The popular presenter will now take over as anchor on Saturday AM and Sunday AM in place of Anna Daly, who is currently on maternity leave, and she told the magazine that she'll continue to stay in touch with her Xpose pals.

"Myself and the girls get on famously, as well as the production team - we're like a family - and I'm lucky that they're just down the hall from me, so I see them all the time."

Lisa joins the Saturday AM and Sunday AM team from October 15. It airs from 9am - 12pm

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