Wednesday 17 October 2018

Geri Maye no longer on RTE's 'Winning Streak'

Geri Maye (r) will no longer feature on 'Winning Streak'.
Geri Maye (r) will no longer feature on 'Winning Streak'.
Laura Butler

Laura Butler

GERI Maye will no longer feature on 'Winning Streak'.

At the launch of their new Autumn television schedule, RTE bosses unveiled Sinead Kennedy as host of the gameshow alongside Marty Whelan.

Sinead currently hosts the 'Big Money Game' alongside Brian Ormond, which is broadcast during the summer months.

Geri was named host of the long-running National Lottery gameshow in December 2011, replacing Kathryn Thomas. The Saturday night show is a ratings success for RTE, regularly attracting hundreds of thousands of viewers.

Meanwhile, Grainne Seoige (39) will continue to host 'Crimecall', 'People of the Year' awards and 'Up For The Match' alongside Des Cahill, but has not been secured to front any other shows for the next six months.

Just two years ago, Grainne was unveiled as the host of five different shows including sports panel show 'Put Em Under Pressure' which only had one series.

Compared to usual practice, there were very few changes or new additions to RTE's schedule.

'The Summit', which featured as part of the Sundance Film Festival last year, will be aired, as will Gabriel Byrne's four-part thriller, 'Quirke'.

The ever popular Today FM star Mairead Farrell will present 'Ireland's Fittest Family'.

Making a return are 'Morning Edition', 'Today', 'The Mario Rosenstock Show' and the popular 'Reality Bites', an eight-part series. The latter series will feature an episode presented by model and DJ Vogue McFadden whose episode will be entitled 'Home And Away'.

Brendan O'Connor will return with another instalment of 'The Saturday Night Show' and Ryan Tubridy remains in the 'Late Late Show' hot seat.

Despite speculation that Pat Kenny's new 'Prime Time' host would be unveiled this morning, a spokesperson told the Irish Independent that Kenny's successor has "yet to be chosen".

Instead of holding their launch in one of the large TV studios, as has been tradition, the national broadcaster decided to "make things more intimate" this year, choosing to announce details of their forthcoming line-up in a small room of the administration building.

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