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'Now that I'm in my 30s, I know the things that are really important,' says Kathryn Thomas

Published 14/04/2015 | 13:27

Kathryn Thomas
Kathryn Thomas
Kathryn Thomas during the third live show of The Voice of Ireland in The Helix.
Ladies day judge Kathryn Thomas pictured with her partner Padraig McLoughlin pictured at Killarney Ladies Day races
Kathryn Thomas in No Frontiers

RTE star Kathryn Thomas has revealed she's more focused on "the important things" in life now that she's in her thirties.

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The Voice of Ireland host told the RTE Guide about how she has matured emotionally since entering her 30s and said she's much happier in herself these days.

"I'm willing to take more risks, I'm much more confident in the person I am, personally and career wise," she told the new issue of the RTE Guide.

"As you get older, you get a better perspective on life, people have kids, parents pass away, that's the stuff that's important in life and I've noticed it in my circle of friends and family. There are always bigger things to worry about than yourself."

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

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While she may have more confidence than in her twenties, she said she avoids the negative commentary on social media.

"I think I would be lying if I said I don't care at all", she added.

I think as women, we're predisposed to be hard on ourselves. But I'm nowhere near as bad as I was in my twenties. I don't read the negative cricisitms on social media, but I've resigned myself in the last few years that not everyone is going to like your or like what you did."

Kathryn Thomas in No Frontiers
Kathryn Thomas in No Frontiers

Kathryn, who shot to fame at 19 before hosting the state broadcaster's long-standing travel show, No Frontiers, said she doesn't feel pressure when it comes to ageing and said she still feels like she's 26.

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"Ageing hasn't bothered met yet. I assume that's going to catch up with me soon but I still feel like I'm 26, not 36. Just the other other day I was jumping over a bale of hay having the time of my life and wondering, 'Should I be doing this at my age?'"

The Carlow native also gushed that she feels "very lucky" with her partner, restaurateur Pagraig McLaughlin and in particular her two dogs, who she says got her "over a bad patch a few years ago."

Ladies day judge Kathryn Thomas pictured with her partner Padraig McLoughlin pictured at Killarney Ladies Day races
Ladies day judge Kathryn Thomas pictured with her partner Padraig McLoughlin pictured at Killarney Ladies Day races

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