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Douglas (10) kickstarts career on the red carpet

Published 14/02/2011 | 05:00

Saoirse Ronan is interviewed by Douglas Oman (10) from Claremount in Co Kildare, who works for 'Elev8' on RTE
Saoirse Ronan is interviewed by Douglas Oman (10) from Claremount in Co Kildare, who works for 'Elev8' on RTE

WATCH out, 'Xpose' -- RTE has a new secret weapon for working the red carpet. Meet 10-year-old Douglas Oman.

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Stars arriving at the IFTAs on Saturday night found themselves being schmoozed by the little man with the microphone.

"When Pierce Brosnan walked up, I said 'Pierce you're a legend'. That seemed to put him at ease because he answered all my questions. He asked me where I got my suit, and I told him it was hired for the day," Douglas Oman told the Irish Independent.

Other VIPs found themselves being quizzed on their shopping habits.

"I asked Saoirse Ronan what was the last thing she bought and she said a bag from Urban Outfitters. We talked about the last film she went to see, which was 'Black Swan', but Saoirse said I was definitely 'too young' to see it," added Douglas.

The fifth-class student from Clocha Rince National School in Carbury, Co Kildare, was at the IFTAs reporting for RTE youth programme 'Elev8'.

'Sex and the City' star Kim Cattrall had to answer questions on her favourite designers.

You can see his interviews on RTE2 this Wednesday and Thursday at 4.30pm.

Irish Independent

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