Saturday 24 February 2018

Hair is the weather with Deric – TV3’s answer to Jedward

Forecaster Deric’s hair-raising day at the office
Forecaster Deric’s hair-raising day at the office
Kirsty Blake Knox

Kirsty Blake Knox

WELL that's certainly one way to get noticed.

Filling in for well-known weatherman Martin King is no mean feat. And for TV3 forecaster, Deric Hartigan, it proved a hair-raising moment.

It wasn’t Deric’s slick presenting skills that caught viewers’ attention, it was his Jedward-inspired gravity defying hairstyle.

“Whose this fella doing the weather for TV3 with the Jedward hair?” one viewer wrote.

“Elvis is in the house,” another commented.

“So Jedward have gone from doing pantos, to presenting the weather,” said another.

Many viewers asked the burning question: “What have they done to Martin King?”

A spokesperson for TV3 said: “Martin King is on holiday and Deric and Conor Clear have been filling in for him.”


The spokesperson went on to say that Deric was known for his on-trend sense of style. “Deric has had a pretty funky hairstyle for a while now; maybe his hair was particularly high last night.”

Limerick native Deric completed his look with a fitted grey suit, acid yellow shirt and bright pink tie. His outlook is certainly bright.

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