Sunday 21 July 2019

Son of Kathryn Thomas's fiance makes it to the finals of BBC's new talent show 'Let It Shine'

Conor McLoughlin (20) singing on BBC's Let It Shine Photo: Facebook BBC
Conor McLoughlin (20) singing on BBC's Let It Shine Photo: Facebook BBC
Catherine Devine

Catherine Devine

The son of Kathryn Thomas's fiance has won over the judges of Gary Barlow’s new BBC talent show, Let It Shine, making it to the final 40.

Conor McLoughlin (20) from Dublin spoke to The Ray D'Arcy Show on RTÉ Radio 1 about making it onto the talent show, presented by Graham Norton.

"They're setting up this band of five people in the steps of Take That and it's going to be made into a West End show.

"The show hasn't started yet but it's the competition of who will get to play the five roles and that's how they make the show Let It Shine. It's been absolutely crazy and brilliant," Conor told Ray D'Arcy.

"There were open auditions at the very start where there were over 3,000 people.

"My step-dad secretly nominated me for the show. I hadn't a clue what it was about but after a few auditions I was on the stage last Saturday."

Kathryn Thomas and partner Padraig McLoughlin
Kathryn Thomas and partner Padraig McLoughlin

Conor's dad Padraig McLoughlin is engaged to RTÉ's Kathryn Thomas, who presented the Irish talent show, The Voice.

"She's a great character, a lovely woman. She constantly says no matter what happens, if you fail, if you don't fail, it's the getting up from it and getting on with it that matters.

"She knows it's my dream so she gives me pointers that really stand to me going into a thing like this."

This Saturday on BBC at 6:40pm, Conor will take to the stage with Busted.

"It's a pleasure to be singing on the show, it's so emotional. I'm in the final 40 and I'm singing with Busted next week.

"It's exactly what I want to do, singing and dancing."

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