Saturday 18 November 2017

Broadcaster Sile Seoige: 'I'm not a celebrity, I'm a normal person'

Sile Seoige
Sile Seoige
What an experience: Sile Seoige plays Surfia in the new run of 'I, Keano' at the Olympia

Sharon McGowan

She's one of the most recognisable faces on Irish television, but Sile Seoige has insisted that she's not a celebrity.

The broadcaster (35), who is currently starring in I, Keano at the Olympia Theatre, said that despite being well-known for her job, she doesn't feel that she is living a celebrity lifestyle.

"I don't live the life of celebrity at all," she said. "I'm very much a normal person leading a very private, normal life and I happen to do a job that has a public persona."

Read more: Sile Seoige: 'I was nervous when Gillian Quinn came to see I, Keano'

What an experience: Sile Seoige plays Surfia in the new run of 'I, Keano' at the Olympia
What an experience: Sile Seoige plays Surfia in the new run of 'I, Keano' at the Olympia

The presenter-turned- stage star revealed how she almost lost her singing voice after being diagnosed with thyroid cancer in 2012.

She told the John Murray Show on RTE Radio 1: "With the surgeries there was a risk to my voice and now I'm getting to sing on stage in the Olympia and I'm living a brilliant life."

Sisters Grainne and Sile Seoige
Sisters Grainne and Sile Seoige

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