Friday 22 September 2017

TV is easy compared with raising 8 kids - Miriam O'Callaghan

Miriam O’Callaghan
Miriam O’Callaghan

Sharon McGowan

Presenting a live TV show would be daunting for anyone - except Miriam O'Callaghan.

The broadcaster has been hosting RTE's Prime Time and her own Saturday night chat show for years, and now she says that she finds being on screen more relaxing than her home life.

"I have eight kids - TV is easy in comparison," she said.

"I live in a very busy household and always have done.

Miriam O'Callaghan and husband Steve Carson
Miriam O'Callaghan and husband Steve Carson

"I had my first child at 26, so I've never been anything but busy at home."

Miriam rarely has a day off, but instead of letting the stress of work get to her, the Dubliner finds her high-pressure job "easy" in comparison to raising her family.

Speaking in an interview with TV Now, she joked that the RTE crew are much less demanding than her family.

"Sometimes when I'm on the set there are lots of things going on, but I find it remarkably easy to handle, if I'm honest," said Miriam.

RTE star Miriam O'Callaghan also came along with six of her eight children, twin daughters Jessica and Georgia (16) , Clara (17) and sons Jack (11), Daniel (10) and Conor (7). Photo: Getty Images
RTE star Miriam O'Callaghan also came along with six of her eight children, twin daughters Jessica and Georgia (16) , Clara (17) and sons Jack (11), Daniel (10) and Conor (7). Photo: Getty Images

"I don't feel stressed by it at all.

"I've always had lots of demands on my time just from my home life, balancing children and work life, so that when I'm on the floor it's almost less demanding because I have fewer people making demands of me."

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