Saturday 24 March 2018

Sile Seoige: I’m happy to talk to anyone about TV and radio job offers

Sile Seoige - the Galway girl would love to see Clare win
Sile Seoige - the Galway girl would love to see Clare win
Sile Seoige pictured at the launch of TG4's Autumn schedule 2013 at The Convention Centre, Dublin
Sile Seoige, right, with DJ Jenny Buckley at the launch of the Improv Charity Show

Eimear Rabbitte

Sile Seoige has said that despite career disappointments her door is always open for more TV and radio offers.

The Galway girl's Newstalk show was axed in a weekend schedule shake-up last summer after two years of Sile's Shenanigans.

Sile began working with the station in 2010 after The Seoige Show, an afternoon programme co-hosted with her sister Grainne, was pulled by RTE.

However, the radio and TV host said that this would not deter her from talking to any station about an interesting work project.


“If they want to pick up the phone and talk to me, I always consider everything,” Sile said.

She recently hailed the announcement of the arrival of UTV Ireland in 2015 as “great news” for freelance presenters like herself.

But the 34-year-old rubbished recent reports that she was being lined up for a move to TV3.

“That's news to me,” she said. “I have never actively looked for work in TV3. It's not that I won't do, I just haven't at the moment.”

Viewers will see Seoige return to television screens next month, when her TG4 series GIG airs.

“It's going really good,” explained the native Irish speaker.

“We're nearly there and we are just tweaking a few bits.”

After finding out her Newstalk show had been axed, Sile |admitted that she wasn't overly concerned.

The former radio host said that everything was put into perspective after being diagnosed with cancer two years ago.

She said: “I've had cancer and when something like that happens to you, you don't sweat stuff like this.

“It is the nature of work. There is only good to be taken from it.


“I'm not going to lie, of course there will be an element of disappointment.”

But Sile admitted she was hoping for new projects to come, adding: “I think sometimes you have to let things go to allow new opportunities to arise.

“That is exactly what has happened... I don't know what is around the next corner.”

While she said a move to get her on to TV3's new afternoon show had not taken place, Sile definitely would not rule out a return to the couch she once shared with sister Grainne.


Irish Independent

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