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Miriam helps Steve settle at BBC


Miriam O'Callaghan and Steve Carson. Photo: IFTA/PA Wire

Miriam O'Callaghan and Steve Carson. Photo: IFTA/PA Wire

Miriam O'Callaghan and Steve Carson. Photo: IFTA/PA Wire

RTE golden girl Miriam O'Callaghan has been making waves at the BBC.

The Prime Time star's husband, Steve Carson, left Montrose's hallowed halls for good at the start of December.

And the glamorous presenter has been doing her best to help Steve fit into his nes surroundings after he was appointed head of BBC Northern Ireland productions.

Miriam says it's like Steve never left his native Belfast.

"He started on December 1 and he is loving it, sure it's his home city," Miriam told the Herald.

"His dad and sister live there and he's gone back to the BBC where he started his career as a young journalist."

Despite her hectic work schedule and commitments as a mother, the 53-year-old has been making sure she gets to know her husband's new broadcasting colleagues.


"I have already been up to Belfast and the BBC had an event where they attended an Ulster rugby game so I went to that with him," she said.

"It was nice to get to know them all and I will be up as much as I can."

Although the move means Steve will spend quite a bit of time in the North of Ireland, Miriam said the couple's children were thrilled at the news. "There is a big ice rink up there so they are very excited about that," she added.

"It will mean more travel, but Belfast really isn't that far away these days."

While he has moved on to new pastures, RTE is still in Steve's thoughts, according to his radio and TV host wife.

"He misses his friends at RTE, but he's settled in well," Miriam told the Herald.

"They threw him about 150 going away parties so he was well looked after," she joked.