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Kathryn.. As you've never seen her for Dubliner shoot

WHO'S that girl? Marty Whelan may have a problem recognising his Winning Streak co-presenter Kathryn Thomas in this sultry photo.

The versatile broadcaster is seen in some provocative and fresh poses for tomorrow's issue of Dubliner magazine.

Kathryn, who's been filling in all week on radio for John Murray, insists in the magazine interview she's "happy out" and reveals the key to her three-year relationship with Garda Enda Waters is "good communication, fun and patience".

The TV presenter, who is 32 later this month and replaces Gerry Ryan at the helm of the TV programme, says she has no plans for marriage or babies, although her friends are moving in that direction.

"It's what I want, and I hope I can one day, but I am really happy with my life at the moment.

"And is it because I am too selfish right now to give that up -- possibly. And it does concern me that the biological clock is ticking and all of that, but right now I just don't feel ready.

"I'm not getting any younger and neither is Enda, but I just think you can't do all that out of panic either."


Kathryn admits to having craved fame since she was a little girl. "For me, acting was my passion. I did speech and drama from the age of about four and was singing into the hairbrush and looking at myself in the mirror. I was going to Hollywood to be in the movies and there was no way anyone was going to stop me," she told The Dubliner magazine.

She dropped out of college but was quickly snapped up to co-present sports show Rapid with GAA star Jason Sherlock.

Kathryn hadn't set out to be a TV presenter but when she got the opportunity decided, "God this is a career and this is where I am going and I need to concentrate on this and take it seriously".

She is not nervous about inevitable comparisons with Gerry Ryan in her new role on Operation Transformation.

"No, not at all. I am aware that it is probably going to sell a few newspapers and if that is what has to happen, then that is what has to happen."

Don't miss Kathryn's interview in tomorrow's The Dubliner, only with the Herald