Friday 22 September 2017

Imelda May: Meat Loaf wants to be on my TV show

Imelda May performing at the modern day crown jewel of the music calendar, Electric Picnic
Imelda May performing at the modern day crown jewel of the music calendar, Electric Picnic
Imelda May and partner Darrel and baby Violet

Elaine McCahill

Imelda May’s “tequila pal” Meat Loaf wants to be a guest on her RTE chat show.

The Liberties star said the Bat Out of Hell singer was a good friend of hers and said he’d love to come to Ireland to be one of her guests.

“I was in LA and I met up with my tequila pal Meat Loaf and he was at me, ‘I want to be on your show’, and I was going, ‘OK ,let’s do it’,” she told the Herald.

“He asked me to record with him. First time I met Meat Loaf, we ended up doing the conga together in New York and we kept in touch.”

However, the Mayhem singer isn’t sure if the Imelda May Show will be commissioned for another series.

“I’m passionate about the show and I’m hoping I get to do another one, but I don’t know if I will,” she said.

Imelda May and partner Darrel and baby Violet
Imelda May and partner Darrel and baby Violet

“I’m hoping for another year, but I haven’t really been asked yet, so I’ll see.

“But I really enjoyed it and I relaxed a little more on it. It’s like anything – hopefully you get better at what you do.

“The line-up is getting stronger and lots of bands are getting in touch with me now because they’ve heard of it and it seems to be getting a good reputation.

“Huge names are coming to me saying they want to be on the show.”

However, the mum-of-one said music was still her first love.

“I’m still not sure if I want to do telly and I’ll get slated for saying that,” she said.

Imelda May is offering a scholarship in Dublin college BINM
Imelda May is offering a scholarship in Dublin college BINM

“I’m happy to be a TV presenter, but I have my career in the area I want it in which is music.

“Saying that, I’m into Irish bands being on Irish telly and supporting new talent.”

If the show does get recommissioned, Imelda has a few dream guests.

“I’d love Bono and I’m after Pat Ingoldsby. He’s one of our fine poets in Ireland and I think he’s often overlooked,” she said.

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