TV3 star Lucy Kennedy would 'always leave door to return to RTE slightly ajar'
Published 15/05/2016 | 14:11
She famously jumped ship from RTE to TV3 in 2013, but Lucy Kennedy is saying never say never when it comes to her future.
As host of the Seven O'Clock Show, Lucy is one of TV3's most prominent presenters and said in 2014 she was happy to walk away from a "relieved" RTE.
But the mother-of-two tells the current issue of VIP Magazine, she thinks back fondly of her days at Montrose, where she worked for eight years across platforms on television and radio.
"At times I miss my pals," she told the mag. "I loved RTE. And I will smile wistfully when I see the autumn launch for RTE2. I would always leave that door slightly ajar, but I adore TV3 and it really is my home now."
And Lucy said she's secure in her role as a broadcaster that she doesn't feel intimidated when a new crop of talent enters as competition.
"I never worry about somebody else taking my job because I'm confident that I'm good enough at it, that no one else can do it as well as me," she added.
Kennedy, who recently celebrated her 40th birthday with a quiet family celebration and some cake at TV3's studios, said she always thought she would "turn into Georgia Salpa" when entering her fifth decade, but opted against going under the knife.
"Five years ago, I said I'd get everything done when I turned 40. I was going to turn into Georgia Salpa on the 21st of April 2016. And I haven't even got my nails done. I get nervous going to the dental hygienist so I don't think I could go ahead with anything.
"And you know what? I have a C-section scar from when Jack was born. And I used to wish it would go away. Now I embrace my scars. They are like life wounds.
"I've accepted I'm never going to be a size zero. The breakfast rolls aren't helping though!"