Wednesday 18 January 2017

Miriam O'Callaghan sidesteps questions on plans for presidential campaign

Published 23/08/2016 | 02:30

Miriam O’Callaghan. Photo: Damien Eagers
Miriam O’Callaghan. Photo: Damien Eagers

Miriam O'Callaghan has sidestepped questions on whether she has plans to run for president.

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The Prime Time presenter is tipped to throw her name in the mix for the next election in 2018. But Miriam said that she thought it was just bookmakers starting the rumours.

"Paddy Power may have started the whole thing," she said. "Put up a few names and it gets some kind of traction."

However, the mum-of-eight refused to deny having dreams of filling the role, telling Jarlath Regan's podcast An Irishman Abroad: "We have a superb President in Michael D. He's playing a blinder."

Miriam took over social media star James Kavanagh's Snapchat account for 24 hours and videoed herself relaxing with her family.

"We didn't want to dress it up. It was as it is," she said.

Saturday Night with Miriam pulled in its highest viewing figures this year with an average audience share of 32pc for its weekend slot.

Irish Independent

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