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TV girls battle for Winning Streak

PRESENTERS Pamela Flood and Nuala Carey have thrown their hats into the ring to replace Kathryn Thomas on RTE's Winning Streak.

The two female presenters are among the many 'favourites' in the running for the coveted position, alongside Marty Whelan, but they have yet to be approached for the gig.

There has been much speculation about who will take over from Kathryn in the new year on the long-running show.

Kathryn is stepping down due to commitments with Operation Transformation and new series The Voice.

A number of telly hosts have been tipped to land the Winning Streak vacancy, but producers at Montrose are remaining tight-lipped.

Mum-of-one Pamela (40) confirmed that she has not yet heard from Winning Streak producers about the job, but would seriously think about the role if it was offered.

"I'd definitely consider it and I'd love to be in the running, but I haven't heard a dicky bird so far," the former Off The Rails host told the Herald.

"In this line of work it's not like you choose what jobs to do, someone usually comes and finds you if they want you.

"I thought the 'favourites' list was hilarious because no-one actually knows who's in the running," the Tallaght-born blonde said.

Although she may miss out on presenting with RTE veteran Whelan, the Dubliner is happy to go back to her beauty and fashion roots and is hoping for a permanent slot on pal Maura Derrane's Four Live, after a successful four-week stint on the afternoon programme.

"I'm really looking forward to it, Maura's so full on and fabulous, I enjoy working with her -- I'll be doing a spot in December with a view to something more regular in January."

Meanwhile, weathergirl Nuala Carey, who also hosts the National Lottery at the Montrose station, is another anchor presenter in prime position for the Winning Streak job.

The forecaster admitted she would jump at the chance to host the Saturday night show.

"Every presenter would be thrilled to get that job, it's a great show," she added.


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