Friday 30 September 2016

Sky Sports presenter Rachel Wyse denies Joe Canning romance rumours: 'I'm single'

Elaine McCahill

Published 06/01/2016 | 07:25

Rachel Wyse for Irish Country Magazine
Rachel Wyse for Irish Country Magazine
Rachel Wyse
Rachel Wyse
Rachel Wyse

Rachel Wyse has confirmed she's single - describing her love life as "so boring".

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The Sky Sports presenter was linked to Galway hurler Joe Canning last year, but the blonde beauty insists she's unattached.

"Honestly, it's so boring," she said when asked about her love life.

"I'm single and have been for a number of years."

Rachel Wyse
Rachel Wyse

The 30-year-old often makes the headlines but said she has no interest in being famous.

"I don't do this job to be in the headlines or to be a celebrity. I have absolutely no interest in that," she said.

However, being on people's TV screens so much means she has come in for some harsh criticism online, but Rachel said she does her best to ignore it.

"You could take it personally but, after five years, I just ignore them," she said.

Rachel Wyse
Rachel Wyse

"They're irrelevant, stupid comments about my looks or my accent, or the fact that I'm a female - things like that."

While her job looks glamorous - reporting from the Sky studios in London and travelling to the biggest sporting events - Rachel says a lot goes on behind the scenes.

"I guess people look at us on air and think it looks amazing," she said. "There are wonderful make-up artists and a wardrobe of clothes, you look polished, but if you're on the early shift you're there at 3am in the morning.

"Realistically I don't know anyone who would put their hand up to sit in a make-up chair at 4am when you could be in bed - it's not glamorous.

"There are elements of it that can be glamorous and there are perks to the job that are wonderful, but there are parts that are very gruelling."

While working for the channel and presenting Sky's GAA coverage is her "dream job", Rachel admitted her first year in the English capital was tough.

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"I do literally pinch myself and say: 'How on earth have I managed to get this wonderful job?'," she told Irish Country Magazine.

"I'm living in London and my brother and sister are here. The first year was up and down because it's a scary place if you don't know anybody. But it seems like they've all hopped over here, which is nice, and it feels like home now."

This year her contract with Sky is up and Rachel is hoping they'll keep her on, saying: "As long as they want me, I want to be there."

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