Saturday 1 October 2016

'My hubby doesn't want RTE top job', says Miriam O'Callaghan

Laura Larkin

Published 04/03/2016 | 08:00

Miriam O'Callaghan with husband Steve Carson
Miriam O'Callaghan with husband Steve Carson

Broadcaster Miriam O'Callaghan has rubbished reports her husband Steve Carson has applied for the top job at RTE.

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The presenter will not be working for her other half anytime soon, as she says he is happy in his role at the BBC.

"I'd like to clear that up - he has not applied for the Director-General job in RTE," she told the Herald.

Reports that her husband had applied for the role made them both "smile", she said, but the pair have no idea where it all came from.

"He has not applied for the job. In fact, he's loving his job where he is," she said.

Carson left a job with the State broadcaster in 2013 and later took up a job in the BBC in his hometown of Belfast.

"He has actually just moved into a new apartment in Belfast, so we were out celebrating on Wednesday night. It works out really well for us. I love Belfast," she said.

"I'm out filming Primetime on Tuesday and Thursday and he is in Belfast and London so much. He's actually only gone Monday, Tuesday and Thursday nights.

"He loves the BBC… it's where he started and it's where I met him."

Miriam, who has ruled herself out of the running to be the boss at RTE, said she has no insight as to who might be replace outgoing Director-General Noel Curran.

Miriam was speaking at the launch of the first Heroes ball, in aid of the Lauralynn Foundation, which takes place on May 28 in the Mansion House.

Herald

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