Tuesday 17 July 2018

Sile Seoige is back on the airwaves with her old pal Aidan

Sile Seoige
Sile Seoige
Melanie Finn

Melanie Finn

Sile Seoige will be joining her old RTE pal Aidan Power on the airwaves next week.

The Galway girl will slip into the co-pilot's seat on the AO Show on iRadio while Oonagh O'Carroll is on holidays.

Sile broke the news to Aidan live on air that he'll have company on the early morning show - which starts at 6.50am - while Oonagh is on annual leave.

Oonagh told her: "The rules are this, Sile - you do whatever you want. I suggest you bring in a stick with you. You can poke him from time to time if he's not playing ball, OK?"

The former RTE presenter assured listeners she was up for the task, telling Aidan: "You'll have to put up with me for the week."

She said afterwards that she was chuffed to be joining him on the show.

Sile previously worked with Aidan on RTE talent show Class Act in 2008.

Aidan has also worked with Sile's sister, Grainne, on the People of the Year Awards.

No stranger to the airwaves, Sile previously fronted a show on News-talk, but she has moved into gentler pursuits lately after qualifying as a yoga teacher.

She recently revealed that the discipline has helped her deal with life following her successful battle with thyroid cancer in 2012.


"I bow my head to Western medication - I wouldn't be here without it - but I also think we need to look at how the mind and all these other stresses can impact on our health," she said.

"When I got into it, I wasn't in a good place after cancer."

Sile loves practising yoga so much that she hopes to be able to bring her new skills and her TV work together.

"I'm the kind of person who would love to watch something like that - I'd love to do something on health from a holistic point of view," she said.

She is also flying high in her personal life and is happily loved-up with her garda boyfriend Damien O'Farrell.

Sile got to know him during a five-day charity cycle in California organised by other gardai.

She said there were "more than a few sparks going off that evening".


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