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'A woman presenting a chat show, it's like, shock-horror... it's so condescending' - Angela Scanlon talks new show

Angela Scanlon took her TV career to the UK, where she felt a ‘kind of rogue fearlessness’, but now she’s ready to bring it all back home. She tells Sarah Caden how she wants to make our Saturday-night TV more playful; how nothing prepared her for the shock of parenthood; and how her ‘poor’ husband will cope while she commutes from London

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Angela Scanlon wears: Dress, Rotate, Brown Thomas; Shoes, Angela's own. Photo: Kip Carroll

Angela Scanlon wears: Dress, Rotate, Brown Thomas; Shoes, Angela's own. Photo: Kip Carroll

Angela Scanlon

Angela Scanlon

Angela wears: Jacket, Asos, Dress, Warehouse. Photo: Kip Carroll

Angela wears: Jacket, Asos, Dress, Warehouse. Photo: Kip Carroll

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Brendan O'Connor with guest Noel Gallagher on 'The Saturday Night Show'

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Angela Scanlon wears: Dress, Rotate, Brown Thomas; Shoes, Angela's own. Photo: Kip Carroll

'I like a little spat with a troll on Twitter," says Angela Scanlon. "Just the odd one," she explains, sipping peppermint tea in a room in RTE's Television Centre, the morning before the dry-run for her new Saturday-night chat show, Angela Scanlon's Ask Me Anything. "Just a quick kind of a put-down and then move on."

The type of troll who tips Angela over into a response is the one who has a go at something personal - her hair, her clothes, her shoes, her voice, that kind of thing - but it's not the personal criticism that really gets to her, it's when they want her to know what they think, to feel the jab; that pushes her buttons.

"It's stuff, frankly, that is none of their business," Angela says, "and I will usually reference that. And it's somebody who goes out of their way to include you in the tweet, so that you see it so, like, they're not just commenting on you, they want to engage.