Wednesday 14 November 2018

'If only the viewers could see his funny, feisty off-screen personality'

John Meagher

John Meagher

It has been an uncomfortable week for Pat Kenny. The country's top-earning broadcaster carefully guards his privacy, so details of his dispute with a neighbour over a small plot of land in Dalkey, Co Dublin, are bound to have embarrassed him as much as they have titillated the public.

Stories of raised voices and fists, simmering anger and bitter words are very much at odds with our perception of the calm professional who has fronted the Late Late Show for the past nine years.

So which is the real Pat Kenny? Is the angry court image more accurate than the controlled personality that comes over on radio and television?

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