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Vogue Williams: 'I wouldn't want to get into an argument with Shazzer - she'd win hands down!'

Published 09/11/2015 | 14:53

Vogue Williams (left) and Sharon Ni Bheolain (right)
Vogue Williams (left) and Sharon Ni Bheolain (right)
Vogue Williams attending the Specsavers 'Spectacle Wearer of the Year' party on October 6, 2015 in London, England. (Photo by Mark Robert Milan/GC Images)

Vogue Williams is an accomplished tv presenter, but don't ask her to go up against RTE newsreader Sharon Ni Bheolain.

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The Six One anchor hit headlines last week for her intense interview with Web Summit co-founder Daire Hickey, which set Twitter alight and the former Fade Street star said it made for uncomfortable viewing.

"I have been in London all week so didn’t get to attend the Web Summit, but had I been home I would have jumped at the chance to go. I think it’s a great event and it’s really disappointing that it’s moving to Lisbon," she wrote in her Sunday World column.

"Some of the reasons are because of the traffic and the cost of hotel and travel issues for the people visiting. I watched the very painful interview Sharon Ní Bheoláin did with Daire Hickey, it was literally like she was attacking him!

Vogue Williams attending the Specsavers 'Spectacle Wearer of the Year' party on October 6, 2015 in London, England. (Photo by Mark Robert Milan/GC Images)
Vogue Williams attending the Specsavers 'Spectacle Wearer of the Year' party on October 6, 2015 in London, England. (Photo by Mark Robert Milan/GC Images)

"I wouldn’t want to get into an argument with Shazzer – she would win hands down!"

In the heated Q&A, Sharon asked Hickey why the Web Summit "couldn't let bygones be bygones" and asked him was it not "rather pointless to engage in this bitter broadside" with the Government over the loss of the Web Summit.

She pressed Hickey on the amount of money "on the table" to move the Summit to Lisbon, despite repeat protests by Hickey that the Summit told the Irish government that they were "willing to forgo that money in return for some traffic management plans". He quickly removed his microphone as soon as the interview ended.

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