Tuesday 13 November 2018

The glamour and glitz of presenting TV is a sham

Radio presenter Siobhan O'Connor is only too aware of the perils and pitfalls of the world of live television -- and she empathises with the very public plight of the newbies on 'Total Xposure'

THE supposed glam of TV is a sham. If you think TV presenting is glamorous, you're under an illusion -- it's not. It's also not a job everyone finds easy.

If, like me, you're hooked to TV3's latest talent show, Total Xposure, it's obvious that presenting isn't for the faint- hearted. It's not necessarily about training, because you either have it or you don't. The media world is fickle.

For the poor unfortunates remaining on Total Xposure, every mistake they make is filmed. Every cringeworthy move is edited and used to make good TV. But do the remaining few really know what they're in for if they get the gig?

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