Saturday 29 April 2017

RTE star Sinead Kennedy follows in footsteps of Dita Von Teese and Kate Moss - she was lifted by Richard Branson

Richard Branson has a long history of lifting up women (L to R) Sinead Kennedy, Kate Moss and Dita Von Teese
Richard Branson has a long history of lifting up women (L to R) Sinead Kennedy, Kate Moss and Dita Von Teese
British billionaire Richard Branson carries model Ashleigh Warwick from the surf while promoting the maiden flight of his flagship airline, Virgin Atlantic, from London to Australia on Sydney's Bondi Beach, 09 December 2004
Virgin Atlantic boss Richard Branson poses with model Kate Moss on a wing of a jumbo jet at Heathrow Airport on June 22, 2009
Founder and President of Virgin Group Sir Richard Branson carries burlesque artist Dita Von Teese on his shoulders after helping her down from a lift as they pose with a Virgin Atlantic Airways 747-400 aircraft at McCarran International Airport June 15, 2010
Richard Branson and Sinead Kennedy pictured this morning at the RDS with Magnus Ternsjo CEO of UPC Ireland. Picture: Colin Keegan/Collins Dublin
Virgin Blue's Sir Richard Branson (centre R) carries Australian singer Delta Goodrem (C) in 2010
Caitlin McBride

Caitlin McBride

British billionaire Richard Branson certainly left a lasting impression with Sinead Kennedy.

The popular RTE presenter (30) was hosting a Q&A with the Virgin founder at the RDS in Dublin yesterday, marking the rebranding of UPC as Virgin Media.

And the Winning Streak host got the shock of her life when he quite literally swept her off her feet yesterday at the end of their interview.

He's no stranger to picking up celebrities like a sack of spuds having hoisted burlesque artiste Dita Von Teese over his shoulder to showcase ten years of his airline's flights to Las Vegas in 2010.

Richard Branson and Sinead Kennedy pictured this morning at the RDS with Magnus Ternsjo CEO of UPC Ireland. Picture: Colin Keegan/Collins Dublin
Richard Branson and Sinead Kennedy pictured this morning at the RDS with Magnus Ternsjo CEO of UPC Ireland. Picture: Colin Keegan/Collins Dublin

Later that year, he did the same with Australian singer Delta Goodrem.

In 2009, he posed with supermodel Kate Moss outside a jumbo jet at Heathrow airport and as early as 2004, he was also photographed carrying model Ashleigh Warwick on Sydney's Bondi Beach to promote Virgin Atlantic's London to Australia route.

Virgin Atlantic boss Richard Branson poses with model Kate Moss on a wing of a jumbo jet at Heathrow Airport on June 22, 2009
Virgin Atlantic boss Richard Branson poses with model Kate Moss on a wing of a jumbo jet at Heathrow Airport on June 22, 2009
British billionaire Richard Branson carries model Ashleigh Warwick from the surf while promoting the maiden flight of his flagship airline, Virgin Atlantic, from London to Australia on Sydney's Bondi Beach, 09 December 2004
British billionaire Richard Branson carries model Ashleigh Warwick from the surf while promoting the maiden flight of his flagship airline, Virgin Atlantic, from London to Australia on Sydney's Bondi Beach, 09 December 2004
Virgin Blue's Sir Richard Branson (centre R) carries Australian singer Delta Goodrem (C) in 2010
Virgin Blue's Sir Richard Branson (centre R) carries Australian singer Delta Goodrem (C) in 2010
Founder and President of Virgin Group Sir Richard Branson carries burlesque artist Dita Von Teese on his shoulders after helping her down from a lift as they pose with a Virgin Atlantic Airways 747-400 aircraft at McCarran International Airport June 15, 2010
Founder and President of Virgin Group Sir Richard Branson carries burlesque artist Dita Von Teese on his shoulders after helping her down from a lift as they pose with a Virgin Atlantic Airways 747-400 aircraft at McCarran International Airport June 15, 2010

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