Sunday 18 March 2018

Angela Scanlon quits travel show 'Getaways' for UK projects and RTE line up her replacement

Angela Scanlon
Angela Scanlon
Mairead Ronan
Melanie Finn

Melanie Finn

Angela Scanlon has quit RTE's travel show, Getaways, and handed over the presenting baton to Mairead Ronan.

The London-based broadcaster (32) filmed two series of the popular show but has now decided to concentrate on her UK projects.

Mairead has already started the new series, which is also shown on the BBC, and flew to Iceland last week.

"I'm not doing Getaways anymore. I spent a lot of time going back and forth and it was amazing - one of the best jobs I've done," Angela said.

Mairead Ronan
Mairead Ronan

"It kind of felt like the right time to call it a day and focus on what I'm doing in the UK."

She married partner Roy Horgan in June 2014 and barely had time for a honeymoon before immersing herself in the new RTE show.

But the presenter admits that she found it all a bit much to deal with.

"I got married around the time of the first series of Getaways, so only really in the last few months I've realised what it's like to be normal. It wasn't normal what I was doing," she said.

"It felt like I was everywhere and nowhere, which is quite unsettling in many ways. Mairead is doing it now. She's a pal of mine and she'll be brilliant. She's great at that sort of thing and her bump is an added extra."

Angela's sure that being pregnant won't hold Mairead back in any way when it comes to her latest globe-trotting.

"I think for the audience, it's nice because there was always a leaning towards being inclusive for families and making sure they felt represented, so it's a good fit," she said.

Angela is also co-hosting cult BBC show Robot Wars alongside Dara O Briain, as well as being a film presenter on BBC1's The One Show.

She's currently in Dublin to help launch Listerine's Bring out the Bold campaign.

The Dublin presenter picked out a sky-dive as the boldest thing that she has ever done.


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