Wednesday 17 July 2019

'Never, not in a million years' - Deirdre O'Kane on why she won't be filmed by Gogglebox crew

Deirdre O'Kane
Deirdre O'Kane

Sean O'Grady

She may be the new voice of the Irish version of Gogglebox, but Deirdre O'Kane has admitted she would never let herself be filmed for the hit reality series.

TV3 are gearing up to debut their version of the Channel 4 series that has gone down a storm with viewers in the UK.

The Louth woman (45) is slated to provide the voiceover for the show alongside Mrs Brown's Boys star Rory Cowan. However, she has no interest in ever appearing on the show herself.

"Never, not in a million years. Are you joking? Reality TV is not something I would ever consider doing," she told the Herald.

"A camera in my home, would I allow it? No. I'd be worried about the way I look, I'd be worried about the house being manky, everything. Fair play to them."

While the show will have big shoes to fill following on from the success of the UK version, Deirdre is confident viewers will respond well.

"I think people will be intrigued. It needs to be as good. I'd like to see a broad spectrum of people," she said.

The comedian admitted she said yes to the show instantly when bosses made the offer.

"It took me seconds, of course I was going to say yes, it was a no-brainer. It will be hard to fill Caroline Ahern's shoes."

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