Saturday 24 February 2018

Siobhan O'Connor sets her sights on presenting Xpose

Siobhan O'Connor: departed her job on 98FM last week.
Siobhan O'Connor: departed her job on 98FM last week.
Nadia Forde attended the TV3 autumn launch and has her eye on the Xpose job.
Daniella Moyles is also hoping to land the coveted role.
Ken Sweeney

Ken Sweeney

Gossip girl Siobhan O'Connor has set her sights on filling the vacant role on the TV3 show.

Having departed from radio station 98FM in Dublin last week, the presenter has applied for the most sought after slot on TV, hosting Xpose.

And she has some serious flying hours under her belt, having interviewed everyone from Robbie Williams to Julia Roberts.

"Xpose would be my dream job. I know the competition is tough but I've told TV3 I'm interested and it's similar to what I've being doing already," Siobhan said.

The popular host is also in talks with TV3's Midday programme about a regular presenting slot.

"I once presented on Ireland AM so I know what a great place TV3 is to work. It would be like going to friends," she said.

X Factor finalist Melanie McCabe is among those hoping to cover the six-month maternity leave of pregnant Xpose presenter Aisling O'Loughlin. Also in the running are Daniella Moyles and Nadia Forde. 

However, a TV3 insider said that the stint could go to a male presenter.

"We've had some very strong male candidates and there is a good chance that at least one of them will make the shortlist," said a Ballymount source who said the shortlist would be released next week.

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