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Same frock, same name... girl band in the making?

AS fashion disasters go, turning up at the biggest style event of the year wearing the same frock as your namesake is up there.

But TV presenter Sinead Kennedy says there were no red faces for her and presenting pal Lucy Kennedy – although she thought yummy-mummy Lucy wore the dress better.

The Kennedy girls, who are not related, were the talk of the town at the Peter Mark VIP Style awards when they both turned out in the same full-length sequined silver gown by designer Rachel Gilbert.

Mum-of-two Lucy added some variation to the outfit with a silver ribbon around her waist.

"It wasn't planned, but I was hoping they wouldn't do a 'who wore it better' because I was like 'Lucy is so going to win that'," Sinead said. "She had a nice little ribbon on; she looked hot. "

She added: "She's a hot mamma, so I'm delighted to be compared to her any day of the week."

While she may have been in awe of Lucy's style, Sinead said the incident only added to the enjoyment of the night as the pair quaffed champagne and danced the night away. "I didn't care; I couldn't believe they even wrote about it. I was like really, wars are happening in the world, who cares?

"And then we were messing the next day, I took a picture with her because we were in stitches about it ... It's a Kennedy thing."



Sinead joked that they pair are not ruling out setting up a girl band as the sparkly-dress-wearing Kennedy sisters.

"Grainne Seoige said we were like two-fifths of Girls Aloud with our dresses, so you never know," laughed Sinead.

"But it was all a bit of fun, those comments wouldn't phase me at all."

The RTE presenter is looking forward to a busy summer as she wraps up this season of children's programme Two Tube and will be back on our screens alongside Brian Ormond for the Big Money Game in June.

"I'm working away and I'm not going to have a minute this summer," Sinead said.

The Cork native said her long hours can be tough for her friends to handle, but she is loving life right now.

"I'll miss a lot of friends' weddings and I'm going to cause a lot of uproar again, but you have got to do it and thankfully they all understand that that's your job."