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Kathryn and Grainne show united front for Ironman

Kathryn Thomas may have been beaten Grainne Seoige to the coveted role presenting The Voice Of Ireland.

But the two TV stars will be putting their professional rivalry aside next for a gruelling physical challenge next week.

The presenters will be swapping their Louboutins for lycra to take part in the Ironman Challenge in Galway.

Kathryn said she and Grainne have joined forces with super-fit Siobhan Byrne, of Body Byrne, for the event.

Next weekend will see them going head to head with broadcaster Ray D'Arcy, his partner Jenny Kelly and singer Brian Kennedy in the challenge.


"I went in to Today FM to talk to Ray about it and I didn't even realise we were all up against each other -- it was only when I went in to the studio," said Kathryn.

"Myself and Grainne are on the same team, which is great, so I'm busy training for that. It's going OK so far."

This week it was finally confirmed that the former No Frontiers presenter will be fronting the new RTE show.

Galway girl Grainne was one of the first to congratulate her on her new role. Kathryn is currently holidaying in Ibiza this week ahead of starting her new autumn filming schedule.