Friday 28 October 2016

Kathryn Thomas: 'Fan intrusion isn't okay - a girl once filmed me on her phone from across a bar'

Published 13/08/2015 | 08:34

Kathryn Thomas
Kathryn Thomas
RTE presenter Kathryn Thomas. Picture: Anthony Woods

RTE star Kathryn Thomas has opened up about fans taking it too far when they see her.

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She's one of Ireland's most popular presenters, fronting shows like The Voice of Ireland and Operation Transformation, and has been on our screens more than a decade.

But Kathryn revealed it's not all glitz and glamour as she has had her fair share of overzealous fans, referring to an incident last year where she was filmed by a taxi driver while she was in the backseat after a night out.

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RTE presenter Kathryn Thomas. Picture: Anthony Woods
RTE presenter Kathryn Thomas. Picture: Anthony Woods

Writing in her Irish Daily Star column, she said: "More recently, a girl from across a bar motioned at me to wave while she filmed me on her phone.

"I told her I was happy to do a selfie if she deleted the video, which she had taken without permission.

"She agreed, deleted the three and a half minute (very boring!) clip of me and my mates and we both left the situation feeling slightly mortified."

The down-to-earth tv star said she is always happy to chat with fans, but emphasised it's important not to "lose respect along the way".

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