Monday 11 December 2017

'I don't want to find out why I'm only original Xpose host left' - TV3's Karen Koster

Karen Koster at the VIP Style Awards 2015
Karen Koster at the VIP Style Awards 2015

Sean O'Grady

Karen Koster has "no idea" why she is the sole remaining member of Xpose's original team.

"I have no idea and I don't want to find out," she said. "I just want to keep doing what I am doing."

Appearing with Karen (36) in the original shows were Lorraine Keane, Lisa Cannon, Aisling O'Loughlin and Sybil Mulcahy.

The TV3 entertainment, fashion and beauty programme, which last night celebrated its 10th birthday, is now hosted by Karen with Glenda Gilson, Cassie Stokes and Ruth O'Neill.

Aisling O'Loughlin in yellow with the original Xposé presenters in 2008. Photo: Tom Burke
Aisling O'Loughlin in yellow with the original Xposé presenters in 2008. Photo: Tom Burke

"I've had a brilliant 10 years" said Karen.

"I've always really enjoyed it. It's always a show I would tune into on my maternity leave."

Aisling O'Loughlin, Sybil Mulcahy, Lorraine Keane, Karen Koster, Lisa Cannon at the VIP Style Awards 2009
Aisling O'Loughlin, Sybil Mulcahy, Lorraine Keane, Karen Koster, Lisa Cannon at the VIP Style Awards 2009

Aisling O'Loughlin and Lisa Cannon, along with Peter O'Riordan, were axed from Xpose last year.

Karen believes the show has come on leaps and bounds since it debuted in 2007.

Xpose Presenters Ruth O'Neill, Cassie Stokes, Glenda Gilson and Karen Koster at TV3's Autumn launch at The National Concert Hall, Dublin. Picture: Brian McEvoy
Xpose Presenters Ruth O'Neill, Cassie Stokes, Glenda Gilson and Karen Koster at TV3's Autumn launch at The National Concert Hall, Dublin. Picture: Brian McEvoy

"We looked back on the old shows, our first days," she told the Herald.

"I think we have all improved with age. I can definitely say that.

"It's hilarious looking back on our hair and the tans. We've all grown up nicely. There were loads of cringey moments, the line of questioning. We were so young and enthusiastic."

Karen says Beyonce, Rihanna and Tom Cruise have been her favourite guests on the show.

Herald

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