Saturday 19 August 2017

Axed 2fm presenter Ruth Scott 'thrilled' to jump ship to TV3 to fill in for Elaine Crowley

Ruth Scott and fiancé Rob Morgan
Ruth Scott and fiancé Rob Morgan
Ruth Scott, Rob Morgan.
Melanie Finn

Melanie Finn

Former RTE presenter Ruth Scott says she is "thrilled" to step into Elaine Crowley's shoes on her TV3 show.

The well-known presenter, whose 2fm show was axed from the schedule last January, was chosen to guest-present the Elaine show this week after jumping ship to TV3.

The Roscommon native, who used to front The Weekender before station bosses decided to change the line-up, admitted that she was looking forward to the challenge.

"I'm thrilled to be asked to keep the seat warm for Elaine in TV3. I've been a panellist with her before and now I get hold of the reins for the first time," she told the Herald.

"It's my first time presenting a TV show so I'm a tiny bit nervous too."

Ruth had been with RTE for the best part of 18 years before the sudden move to drop her show from the schedule, replacing her with Stephen Byrne.

Elaine Crowley
Elaine Crowley

That was despite her JNLR listenership going up by 15,000 during one survey in 2016 alone.

Prior to that, Ruth had spent nearly a decade co-anchoring the weekend show with Paddy McKenna before he decided to leave for a news website two years ago.

She has continued to work with RTE since the move though, taking over the movie review slot with the Today show.

She has also been busy putting the finishing touches to her forthcoming wedding to the son of the late Father Ted actor Dermot Morgan, namely Rob Morgan.

They will celebrate their wedding with a big party at the Bunratty Castle Hotel in Co Clare.

She said her friend manages the hotel and has been helping her to plan the event.

Her accountant fiance proposed on New Year's Eve in December 2015 while they were away for a week in Wexford and she described it as a "fabulous surprise".

Humanist

Ruth said that they will have a humanist ceremony and she will not be going down the traditional route when it comes to her wedding dress.

"I am your typical Irish woman with dark hair and pale skin and there is no shade of white that suits me," she said.

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