Sunday 25 June 2017

Whoops! The Pat Kenny Show's social media fail on first night

The show made a social media fail on the first night
The show made a social media fail on the first night
Catherine Devine

Catherine Devine

The first episode of The Pat Kenny Show saw a social media error as the show's Twitter handle had nothing to do with the show.

Viewers were shown the Twitter handle @PKTonight which relates to neither the show nor the presenters.

The Twitter handle belongs to a Pakistani site which appears to review movies among other things.

The graphic was soon dropped during the show.

The new current affairs programme, that concentrated on the cost of living in Ireland, became the top trending topic on social media in Ireland.

The show found itself in the headlines earlier this week when it was announced it would be called Pat Kenny Tonight, despite being co-presented by Herald columnist Colette Fitzpatrick.

Filmed in front of a live audience of 150 people in Virgin Media's €5m HD studio at TV3, Pat Kenny said the new show will share aspects of his former RTE show The Frontline.

The presenter said he reckons TV3 will definitely give the national broadcaster a run for its money in the current affairs stakes.

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