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Celebrity Diary with Sinead Kennedy: I bet girls are jealous I get to work with Marty Whelan


Marty Whelan and Sinead Kennedy

Marty Whelan and Sinead Kennedy

Sinead Kennedy wedding

Sinead Kennedy wedding


Marty Whelan and Sinead Kennedy

It's been a busy few weeks for me now Winning Streak is back on the air.

It's great to be back - it's really nice getting to meet different people every week.

People from all around the country come on the show and it's really nice hearing what story they have to tell and see them win loads of money.

Presenting the show also means I get to work with Marty Whelan which is always a huge plus - I'm sure there are a lot of women that are very jealous of me getting to see him every weekend.

Unfortunately, because he's on radio during the week, it's generally only Friday and Saturday that we meet but he's great fun and I'm lucky to have a co-presenter like him.

I love fashion and choosing my wardrobe for the show is definitely another perk of the job.

I pick out my outfits with Tony in the wardrobe department in RTE and he knows my sense of style very well so I trust his choices.

I'm a bit of a rock chick at heart and would love to wear leather trousers on the show every week, but that doesn't really suit Winning Streak so we stick so elegant dresses and skirts or sharp trouser suits instead.


I'm a tattoo addict so I loved making a show about them

I've also been busy  working on my documentary on tattoos this week.

I'm a bit of a tattoo addict - I have four - so I absolutely loved filming it.

Working on a documentary is a big change for me because I'm so used to live television and it's so different making something over a long period of time.


Sinead Kennedy wedding

Sinead Kennedy wedding

Sinead Kennedy wedding


I'm working side-by-side with my producer Alan and we've made the whole thing together.

At the moment we're editing it, we sat down together and reviewed the whole thing so now it's time for Alan to work his creative magic on it.

There's still a small bit of filming to do as well but fingers crossed it will all be ready soon - at the moment it's due for broadcast in September but there's no official date yet.

The only downside with the show is it made me realise that I'd love even more tattoos.

If it was up to me, I'd have lots more but because I work on TV I can't really do that. Plus, my husband Conor (pictured right) isn't a fan - he keeps asking me not to get any more.


I'm loving being based in Dublin

I've recently moved back to Dublin full time and I'm delighted.

Last year I was working between RTE's offices in Cork and Donnybrook because I wanted to spend some time at home in Cork in preparation for my wedding, which was in October.

Now I'm back in the capital and I'm really enjoying getting the chance to go to events.

I don't go to many things, but I'm a big fan of the cinema and last night I went to the premiere of Magic Mike XXL. It was nice way to spend an evening and to switch off from work.

With Winning Streak and my documentary, this summer is going to be a busy one so Conor and I probably won't get to go on holidays.

We travelled around Central America on our honeymoon in January, which I took two months off for.

It would be great to go somewhere mad, but at the moment it looks like a few days in west Cork or Kerry will have to do.