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I hate wearing make-up, insists sporting Joanne

RTE sports presenter Joanne Cantwell claims she is happy to leave her hair, make-up and wardrobe to the experts.

"I beg for less make-up." she said. "I'm the opposite of everybody else because it's really important if you're talking about sport, you shouldn't look like you're going to the Oscars. The people in the make-up room know I love to keep it natural.

"I don't even think about it. It might be a day or two before and I go, 'Oh no, I have to wear something for this'.

"A dress would be a rare occasion. I would wear trousers and tops; straight-forward and basic. If I'm pitch side I always have hiking boots and thermals," she added.

The sports fanatic also revealed that although she has become friendly with players such as Brian O'Driscoll and Rob Kearney, she has no interest in their hunky appeal.

"I would already know most of them really well just from down through the years. I've covered rugby for 12 years in some shape or fashion so I'd know them very well.

"My friends have very little interest in sport so actually if I said something to some of them about Ronan O'Gara, some of them may have heard of him and that's about it," she laughed.