Presenter Emma is back on TV as Den contestant

Emma Buckley and her brother Robert promoting Gourmet Fuel on Dragon’s Den

Eimear Rabbitt

Presenter Emma Buckley will be back on RTE screens this weekend. But this time around won't be asking the questions.

The Dublin host cut her teeth on TV3's morning show Ireland AM and has worked on a range of programmes for RTE, including Crimeline.

A qualified nutritionist, she will step into the Dragon's Den this Sunday looking for a €100,000 investment for 10pc of her business.

Emma will appear with her brother Robert in an effort to secure investment in their healthy eating company Gourmet Fuel. It aims to provide "health-conscious individuals with the advice, food and training needed to achieve any goal".

A team of professionals including chefs and fitness consultants help people with weight loss, muscle gain, training for an event, rehabilitation and overall well-being as part of the business.

Emma (41), from Churchtown, got her first break on TV in 2000 on Ireland AM.

She then went to work for internet news channel ILTN in 2002 and was their main evening anchor for almost four years.

She has also spent time working with RTE, including as a reporter for Crimeline.

In March 2003, she got the job of consultant nutritionist for SuperValu and a Saturday talk show on Spin 1038.

Emma then made the move to the States after falling in love with LA and impressing bosses of entertainment station E!

Emma went to New York to film parenting health series Real Savvy Moms while pregnant. She returned to LA to have her baby in July 2007 and then moved to New York again when her son Jackson was three months old.


During her time in the States, she also worked for channels CBS and HBO.

Emma later returned to Dublin with Jackson and has been busy carving out a career for herself in the world of health food and nutrition.

Emma has been a nutritionist for 16 years, having qualified with a BSc in Chemistry and Biochemistry from UCD.

Dragon's Den returns at 9.30pm this Sunday on RTE1 and the series ends in June.