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Sile Seoige is making her small screen return

No Repro Fee
10/06/2013
Keelings' launch new Fruit Snack Pots
Sile Seoige takes time out of her busy schedule to enjoy Keelings' new fruit Snack Pots. Keelings identified a distinct gap in the market for individual fresh fruit portions for people leading busy lifestyles who want to incorporate ?1 of their 5 a day? into their daily diet. Keelings' Snack Pot varieties include, Blueberries, Strawberries, Cherries, Mixed Berries and Grapes. Snack Pots are now available in Dunnes and Superquinn stores nationwide.
Photo: Peter Houlihan
No Repro Fee 10/06/2013 Keelings' launch new Fruit Snack Pots Sile Seoige takes time out of her busy schedule to enjoy Keelings' new fruit Snack Pots. Keelings identified a distinct gap in the market for individual fresh fruit portions for people leading busy lifestyles who want to incorporate ?1 of their 5 a day? into their daily diet. Keelings' Snack Pot varieties include, Blueberries, Strawberries, Cherries, Mixed Berries and Grapes. Snack Pots are now available in Dunnes and Superquinn stores nationwide. Photo: Peter Houlihan
No Repro Fee 10/06/2013 Keelings' launch new Fruit Snack Pots Sile Seoige takes time out of her busy schedule to enjoy Keelings' new fruit Snack Pots. Keelings identified a distinct gap in the market for individual fresh fruit portions for people leading busy lifestyles who want to incorporate ?1 of their 5 a day? into their daily diet. Keelings' Snack Pot varieties include, Blueberries, Strawberries, Cherries, Mixed Berries and Grapes. Snack Pots are now available in Dunnes and Superquinn stores nationwide. Photo: Peter Houlihan
Laura Butler

Laura Butler

The Newstalk broadcaster will make a return to television within 12 months.

The 33-year-old, who has not anchored a TV show in four years, told the Irish Independent that she is currently in talks for programmes and is looking forward to "exciting times ahead".

Viewers last saw the Newstalk presenter on screen opposite her sister Grainne on their RTE afternoon slot 'Seoige', which was cancelled after one season.

The gaelgoir said that she is ready to get back in front of the camera and hopes to fit into the familiar, conversational genre.

"I'm not done with TV at all, I just haven't been doing it for a few years - but that was more a decision on my part, to take a step back," Seoige said. 

"I love hearing people's stories and that's my thing. I want to do more of that.

"I've been approached by a few stations for things coming up, so I'm in talks about TV and radio projects at the moment."

She continued:

"It's at the decision stage now, so we're figuring out if they will overlap and if scheduling works because doing work for the sake of it doesn't appeal to me anymore.

"Obviously we have bills to pay and I know more than most people, as a freelancer, periods can be either really fruitful or quite lean.

"That's what you sign up for though. It's about picking the right thing for me now."

Speaking at the launch of Keelings' Snack Pots, Seoige also said that she has no plans to make her debut on TV3 in the near future. 

"I started at 18 with TG4 and then worked in RTE for years after that. I've a good relationship with a lot of people in RTE so I've never looked for work in TV3, it's just something that hasn't happened so far and I haven't gone looking there. Never say never though."

Seoige did not confirm whether a return to television would signal the end of her popular weekend slot on Newstalk radio.

"I love radio and love Newstalk, but you're always looking at other stuff as well, that's just the nature of the work.

"You're always reinventing yourself and willing to do and learn something else."

The broadcaster, who since recovering from her battle with thyroid cancer has adopted a healthier, more active lifestyle, turned out in Dublin yesterday to unveil Keelings' new Snack Pot product.

Keelings' Snack Pots are available in Dunnes and Superquinn stores nationwide.

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