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Diane, Nicole, Cathy, Kristina and Pat Kenny. Photo: Collins

Diane, Nicole, Cathy, Kristina and Pat Kenny. Photo: Collins

Diane, Nicole, Cathy, Kristina and Pat Kenny. Photo: Collins

HE is one of Ireland's best-known broadcasters and has covered everything from politics to current affairs and showbusiness.

But broadcaster Pat Kenny says he will warn his children of the perils of working in the media spotlight.

After 10 years of fronting the Late Late Show, Pat anchored The Frontline before making a move to the reshuffled Prime Time earlier this year.

 

Harsh

While the 65-year-old says he would not stop his children from following him into the world of broadcasting, he admits it took him many years to get used to the harsh spotlight.

"I wouldn't wish it lightly on them," Pat told the Herald. "They'll do whatever they want to do, I think it's a very interesting place to work. The one thing you have to have is curiosity as well as a fairly thick skin and that is something that took me a while to develop."

Pat lives in Dalkey with his wife Cathy and the couple have two teenage daughters, Kristina and Nicole.

The presenter is enjoying spending more time with his children as his move to Prime Time sees him sharing presenting duties with Claire Byrne and Miriam O'Callaghan.

The RTE radio host says his social life has improved since making the move from The Frontline. "When I used to do Frontline on a Monday that was it for the night, but now if I have to go to something, someone can cover for me," he said.

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