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Liz blazes a trail as she stargazes in Hawaii with Wossy for new TV show

FORMER RTE presenter Liz Bonnin's star is on the rise -- literally.

The Dubliner's career has gone from strength to strength as she continues to take the BBC by storm -- and now she will be blazing a trail in Hawaii for a brand new show Stargazing Live.

The 34-year-old will be setting up camp on the US island as she discusses the activity of stars during the day for the educational show.

She will be joined by Jonathan Ross and funnyman Dara O Briain, who will be learning about astronomy from Professor Brian Cox.

The show, which will air across three nights in January, will encourage viewers to send in their photographs of the night sky and free events will be held across the country to coincide with the series, giving Irish star buffs the opportunity to learn more about the field.



Surreal

Liz is now one of the hottest commodities on the British presenting scene.

"It's a bit surreal. If you had asked me six years ago would I be working at the BBC doing my dream job, I never would have guessed the answer would be yes. It's such a privilege," she said.

Liz has well earned her place as expert in the field of science with a Masters in Wild Animal Biology, but she admitted that she never anticipated how successful she would become.

When Liz moved to London six years ago, she thought it would take considerable time before landing a permanent job, but was lucky enough to get one before she had her bags packed.

"I was in the right place at the right time. You have to strike while the iron is hot. Working in TV is difficult, even with a specialist niche like mine. But I'm lucky enough to work in a department as amazing as the BBC," she said.

cmcbride@herald.ie


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