Saturday 10 December 2016

Miriam O'Callaghan: 'I'm not a super woman'

Sasha Brady

Published 22/08/2016 | 14:36

Vogue Williams, Miriam O'Callaghan and Louiise O'Neill pictured this morning at the Bord Gais Theatre at the launch of the new season's shows for RTE 1 and RTE 2. Picture Colin Keegan, Collins Dublin.
Vogue Williams, Miriam O'Callaghan and Louiise O'Neill pictured this morning at the Bord Gais Theatre at the launch of the new season's shows for RTE 1 and RTE 2. Picture Colin Keegan, Collins Dublin.
Kathryn Thomas, Claire Byrne, Miriam O'Callaghan and Vogue Williams pictured this morning at the Bord Gais Theatre at the launch of the new season's shows for RTE 1 and RTE 2. Picture Colin Keegan, Collins Dublin.
Claire Brrne, Ryan Tubridy and Miriam O'Callaghan pictured this morning at the Bord Gais Theatre at the launch of the new season's shows for RTE 1 and RTE 2. Picture Colin Keegan, Collins Dublin.

Miriam O'Callaghan has ruled herself out of the Irish version of Strictly Come Dancing.

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"That's a step too far," the RTE presenter told Independent.ie, when asked if she would consider being a contestant on the much-anticipated series.

"I do a chat show, I do Prime Time, I do radio and I've to raise my kids so I've no time to be dancing."

Another TV role would be a job for superwoman, something Miriam insists she's not.

"I cringe when people say 'super woman'. I'm not a super woman. I'm the opposite of whatever super woman is," she said.

The longtime Prime Time presenter said she's looking forward to a return to the current affairs programme in September.

"They'll have to take me out in a box," she said of retiring from the show.

"I absolutely love it. It's part of my DNA."

Claire Brrne, Ryan Tubridy and Miriam O'Callaghan pictured this morning at the Bord Gais Theatre at the launch of the new season's shows for RTE 1 and RTE 2. Picture Colin Keegan, Collins Dublin.
Claire Brrne, Ryan Tubridy and Miriam O'Callaghan pictured this morning at the Bord Gais Theatre at the launch of the new season's shows for RTE 1 and RTE 2. Picture Colin Keegan, Collins Dublin.

Miriam was speaking at the launch of RTE's new autumn schedule at the Bord Gáis Energy Theatre today. 

Highlights of the new schedule include authored documentaries from: Dr Eva Orsmond on prescription pill addiction in Ireland in Medication Nation with Dr Eva; John Connors on the history of the Travellers in John Connors: The Travellers; Ian Kehoe on How Ireland was Bought and Sold and hurling star Henry Shefflin on the psychology of success in Henry Shefflin: Winning.

Vogue Williams investigates the growth in body dysmorphia, drugs culture, online bullying and transgenderism in four-parter Vogue Williams – On the Edge for RTE2 and author Louise O’Neill tackles the issue of consent in Reality Bites: Asking for It. 

Kathryn Thomas, Claire Byrne, Miriam O'Callaghan and Vogue Williams pictured this morning at the Bord Gais Theatre at the launch of the new season's shows for RTE 1 and RTE 2. Picture Colin Keegan, Collins Dublin.
Kathryn Thomas, Claire Byrne, Miriam O'Callaghan and Vogue Williams pictured this morning at the Bord Gais Theatre at the launch of the new season's shows for RTE 1 and RTE 2. Picture Colin Keegan, Collins Dublin.

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