Thursday 29 September 2016

Kathryn Thomas: 'Do wealthy men really think Irish women just want a sugar daddy?'

Published 30/04/2015 | 08:03

Kathryn Thomas
Kathryn Thomas
Kathryn Thomas during the Final live show of The Voice of Ireland in The Helix

RTE star Kathryn Thomas has launched a verbal attack on wealthy men seeking a younger woman on their arm.

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The 35-year-old, who just wrapped her hosting duties for The Voice of Ireland on Sunday, wrote in her Irish Daily Star column that she was shocked to see older men seeking younger women on a new dating website.

Referring to Intro.ie's director Rena Maycock's statement that 75% of Irish men have unrealistic relationship expectations, Kathryn said: "Not surprisingly, '20 years younger' is at the top of many male wishlists and the reason why three quarters of them need to change their minds if they want to use the site.

"It is frightening to think there are so many men out there who still seem stuck in a time warp."

Kathryn Thomas during the Final live show of The Voice of Ireland in The Helix
Kathryn Thomas during the Final live show of The Voice of Ireland in The Helix

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The down-to-earth presenter, who is dating restaurateur Padraig McLaughlin for the last two years, said that Ireland is not Hollywood and there aren't a queue of women waiting to get an "acre or two of road frontage" courtesy of an older man.

"Reality check, this is not Hollywood," she wrote. "We are not talking about shacking up with an auld fella who has countless millions. You might get an acre or two of road frontage for your troubles, but really? It is like something out of a Father Ted sketch."

The blonde beauty also revealed that she skipped the wrap party after Sunday night's final of The Voice in order to get an early night for a Monday morning magazine cover shoot, followed by a visit to her new fitness business, Pure Results Bootcamp.

Kathryn Thomas and partner Padraig McLoughlin at Liz O Donnell's annual fundraising lunch for Adi Roche's Chernobyl Children International at Fire Restaurant ,Dublin
Kathryn Thomas and partner Padraig McLoughlin at Liz O Donnell's annual fundraising lunch for Adi Roche's Chernobyl Children International at Fire Restaurant ,Dublin

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