Opinion

Friday 19 January 2018

Me, Ray and the good luck text: the truth

Miriam O'Callaghan at the 2016 IFTAs
Miriam O'Callaghan at the 2016 IFTAs
Brendan O'Connor

Brendan O'Connor

You would think I would be better at dealing with the media by now. But I am not. A lot of it is to do with the fact that I am uncomfortable with it all. I don't like getting my picture taken, and believe it or not, I'm half embarrassed talking about myself. I don't really have much to tell them. But because I'm a journo myself, I feel a desperate need to give them some value. So I talk too much. I'm almost tempted to confess to alcoholism or drug addiction just to give them a good line.

But sometimes, I say it worst when I say nothing at all. I have been doing a little bit of press recently for my new TV show. And obviously they all want me to say things about Ray D'Arcy. They/we in the media like a bit of rivalry and there is some kind of perception that I would harbour a grudge against Ray because he was apparently given "my" show, which was doing really well, which is a bit unfair on him.

I understand this need for rivalry and would love to oblige but I don't really have anything to say about Ray and I don't really feel any rivalry with him.

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