Sunday 22 April 2018

Ryan's daughter: I'd love to host my own show

Lottie Ryan
Lottie Ryan

Ken Sweeney Entertainment Editor

GERRY Ryan's eldest daughter Lottie has revealed she has been inundated with letters and messages from fans of her late father since she has begun appearing on television.

Lottie, presenter of a showbiz slot on RTE's 'The Daily Show', spoke of how much the cards and letters had lifted her spirits in the aftermath of Gerry's sudden death in April. "I got a lovely letter last week from a truck driver who had listened to my dad all his life. He was saying how nice it was to see me on TV.

"That really meant an awful lot and that was among a number of other lovely letters I've had in," Lottie told the Irish Independent.

She said a slot each Monday afternoon on 'The Daily Show' had helped her gain confidence on camera.

"It's live TV, so every week I'm learning something new.

"For instance, yesterday just before I went on air, a story broke which I had to go and talk about on air.

"It's those kind of things happening live which really challenge you," she added.

She would accept an offer to stand-in for the show's main hosts when they take time off.

"Of course I would say yes to that. I want to be a presenter and host my own show one day, but I'm just happy to be part of the team at the moment. There's a great atmosphere on 'The Daily Show' and all the people working on the programme have been incredibly nice to me," she said as she launched Dundrum Town Centre's 'Shop & Rock Late Night In' which takes place tomorrow.

More than 100 retailers will be offering discounts and there will be music from the Camembert Quartet.

Irish Independent

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