Monday 18 November 2019

RTE star Diana Bunici lands job with Irish TV in London

Diana Bunici at the opening night of Elf the Musica at The Bord Gais Energy Theatre
Diana Bunici at the opening night of Elf the Musica at The Bord Gais Energy Theatre

Former RTE presenter Diana Bunici recently moved to London to work on her career and has already landed a new gig with new station Irish TV.

The Moldova-born beauty covered the St Patrick's Day festivities in the English capital for the growing TV channel, which also airs in the US.

Diana Bunici
Diana Bunici

"I am delighted to have started doing some reports for Irish TV and I'm looking forward to doing more," she said.

The 25-year-old had been on RTE2 show Elev8 for five years but revealed she was ready to leave children's TV.

She has also been busy supporting her boyfriend Steve Garrigan on Kodaline's tour as the band travel across Europe.

Steve did revealed that the couple met through friends. "I've been seeing her for a while and it's all cool," he said.

Diana Bunici and her brother Daniel
Diana Bunici and her brother Daniel

The brunette beauty embarked on the solo adventure with a comprehensive list of goals for the year ahead that is “as long as her arm”.

“I've never been one to shy away from chasing what I feel passionate about,” Diana states. “London is a bustling metropolis and there are incredible opportunities everywhere. I felt ready to take that next step in my career so I bought a plane ticket and now here I am.”

Now that she is fully settled in, she plans to knock on every door until she lands her big break.

“I grew up watching shows like TRL, CD UK, Live & Kicking, Top of the Pops, The Big Breakfast so entertainment is very much a path I'd love to follow,” she reveals.

Diana Bunici
Diana Bunici

“My ultimate goal is to front a series of documentaries,lifestyle or investigative. I adore Louis Theroux and Stacey Dooley- I'm forever on the BBC iPlayer, 4OD and Netflix swotting up on the latest docs.”

“I'd love to work on the BBC's One Show or This Morning over on ITV. I've loved Children in Need ever since I can remember so co-hosting that with Terry Wogan one day is a big dream,” the ambitious presenter added.

With the world at her feet and a fresh industry to crack, Diana hopes to establish herself as a presenter on both sides of the pond.

“As much as I am a home bird, the UK is just a 50 minute flight away so I'm never going to feel too far away from loved ones,” she maintains.

Diana Bunici
Diana Bunici

“I'd like to think I'll be well established in my career here in the UK but also working at home too- there are lots of presenters who have made the leap and have managed to plug away successfully both at home and abroad so I'd like a piece of that cake too!“

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