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I'd love to do a political show, says Eoghan

RTE presenter Eoghan McDermott has revealed that he would love to make a show about young people and politics.

The 31-year-old is known for fronting entertainment shows such as The Voice of Ireland and tonight's Totes 2014 programme that reviews the year's top showbiz moments, but he is in the development stages of a show that will look into voting among young people. Eoghan studied politics at UCD and is interested in looking into why young people are politically apathetic.

"There's a guy I met in London and he has gone on to found this organisation, which is a movement to get young people and to get them to vote.

Visionary

It's aimed at teenagers and students and I've done a lot of work with him in terms of formatting it for television and I think he's a visionary," Eoghan told the Herald.

"It's impressive to see the change from people who were apathetic before and then care about politics.

"It's still at formatting stages so it's nothing to shout about yet but we'll see how it goes next year," he said.

Totes 2014 airs at 10pm tonight on RTE2, and will look at the top 20 moments in Irish showbiz this year.

Eoghan is also currently filling in for Louise McSharry on 2fm while she undergoes treatment for cancer and he is minding her slot until she is well enough to return.

"I'm just doing what she does, playing a lot of good music. I love it, it's great," he added

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