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Tuesday 23 September 2014

RTE newsreader brings casual Friday to a new level

Published 17/05/2013 | 12:48

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Viewers tuned in to Morning Ireland were forced to do a double take when newsreader Susan Jackson delivered the headlines in a hoodie.

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Whatever next? Cathal MacCoille in a tracksuit?

Radio listeners would have been none the wiser as Susan Jackson read out the news in her usual professional manner.

The news reader managed to add a casual element to the normally stuffy environs of the Morning Ireland studio.

The radio show broadcasts a live video feed from the studio each morning and showed consummate professional Susan Jackson dressed in a Superman t-shirt and hoodie, deliver the news with vocal perfection

Blazers, shirts and business attire is the normal dress code on the flagship news show each morning.

Long established broadcaster Susan who is married to “Cracker” actor Lorcan Cranitch decided to embrace “dress down Friday”.

And fans on Twitter were quick to approve today: “For what it's worth, I thought Susan Jackson's hoodie / t-shirt combo was deadly. One might say "Super".

“I could listen to Susan Jackson reading the back of a Pedigree dogfood bag. I wouldn't care if she was wearing it.

An RTE spokesperson said today: "It was a t-shirt with Superman logo which she wore with a blue hoodie. There was no reasoning behind it."

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