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Thursday 24 May 2018

Blathnaid's choice for TV comeback

Blathnaid Ni Chofaigh pictured at the Irish Premiere of Disney / Pixar's 'Brave' at the Savoy Cinema Dublin. OPens nationwide Aug 3rd. Photo: Anthony Woods.

Ken Sweeney Entertainment Editor

TV presenter Blathnaid Ni Chofaigh has revealed that her 'big TV comeback' this autumn is to be on a new series in which she interviews people about major life decisions.

But the 41-year-old said that new series 'The Choice', which will air on Sunday nights on RTE One, would be very different from Gay Byrne's religious affairs programme 'The Meaning Of Life'.

"They won't be interviews with high-profile people like Gay does. This will be more about ordinary people who have made hard choices in life," she said.

Her new show will not be replacing Byrne's show, which will be back on the air later in the year.

Ni Chofaigh said this was the "big TV comeback" she had referred to in a magazine interview. And she said that she knew nothing about new magazine show 'Today', which RTE is planning to air from its Cork studios this autumn, and which she had been reported as co-hosting.

"I don't know anything about it, I don't even know if it's happening and that's the truth," she said.

Ni Chofaigh was speaking as she hosted the Irish premiere of new Disney Pixar movie 'Brave'.

She was delighted to be joined by three of her four children in Dublin's Savoy Cinema yesterday.

"It's so rare you get to give the kids a treat when you're working, so I jumped at this. It's a wonderful film with a lovely mother and daughter story at the heart of it," she said.

Ni Chofaigh will also be seen this autumn in her first acting role, in TG4 comedy 'An Crisis'.

Irish Independent

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