Tuesday 23 January 2018

Just like old times as Lorraine Keane gets warmest welcome at TV3

The former Xpose presenter joins former colleague Martin King at TV3 studios as guest on Late Lunch Live

Martin King, Lorraine Keane, Derry Clarke and Lucy Kennedy on the Late Lunch Live.
Martin King, Lorraine Keane, Derry Clarke and Lucy Kennedy on the Late Lunch Live.
Martin King, Lorraine Keane and Lucy Kennedy on the Late Lunch Live.
Lorraine Keane and Lucy Kennedy share gossip on the Late Lunch Live set.

Ken Sweeney Entertainment Editor

LORRAINE Keane has said she would love to do a live show for TV3 after returning to the station after four years.

The mum of two was eager to get back in the hot seat and was challenged to deliver traffic reports and present pieces to camera.

The former Xpose presenter delivered with panache.

Lorraine was back in Ballymount as a guest on Late Lunch Live with hosts Lucy Kennedy and Martin King.

However, she said she would jump at the chance to return full-time.

“Absolutely. If I got the right show,” she said. “Something in live TV would be perfect because that's where I feel most comfortable.”

Lorraine Keane reads the auto-cue on the Late Lunch Live.
Lorraine Keane reads the auto-cue on the Late Lunch Live.

Key to her comeback is that her daughters Emilia (10) and seven-year-old Romy are now at school and not finished until late afternoon, allowing their mum to resume her broadcasting career.

COLLEAGUES

TV3 insiders said she was welcomed with open arms.

“It was like she never left. We might see Lorraine back on TV3 sooner than you think,” said a source.

So many former colleagues came out to say hello to her yesterday that it took her 30 minutes to walk from reception to a meeting in the canteen.

“It was never a big deal me coming back because I never left on bad terms and I still meet TV3 people like Andrew Hanlon, and David McRedmond socially,” she said.

“I have good memories of working here.”

One of Lorraine's oldest friends at TV3 is Martin King, with whom she shared a double desk for 11 years, and who interviewing her for Late Lunch Live.

Leaving the studio, Lorraine bumped into more old friends, Karen Koster and Lisa Cannon, who were next door filming items for Xpose.

ksweeney@herald.ie

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