Friday 20 July 2018

Former RTE star Emma O'Driscoll announces she's expecting her first child

Emma O'Driscoll
Emma O'Driscoll
Liam Cronin and Emma O'Driscoll arrive at the Peter Mark VIP Style Awards at the Marker Hotel Dublin. Picture: Brian McEvoy
Emma O'Driscoll at the Peter Mark VIP Style Awards 2013

Sean O'Grady

Former RTE presenter Emma O’Driscoll has announced she is expecting her first child.

The former Six pop star (35) is due to give birth in August and shared the news with her followers on social media, sharing an animated photo that read: “We’re so excited to say we have a baby on the way.”

Emma is expecting with husband Liam Cronin, with whom she tied the knot in 2012.

The Cork native is represented by talent agency NK Management, which also represents the likes of Ryan Tubridy and Kathryn Thomas. The agency tweeted their congratulations, saying: “We are absolutely delighted for the beautiful Emma O’Driscoll who is expecting a baby in August. Exciting times ahead.”

Emma and Liam dated for nearly eight years before they got married.

She previously revealed how she knew he was the one when they started seeing each other.

Liam Cronin and Emma O'Driscoll arrive at the Peter Mark VIP Style Awards at the Marker Hotel Dublin. Picture: Brian McEvoy
Liam Cronin and Emma O'Driscoll arrive at the Peter Mark VIP Style Awards at the Marker Hotel Dublin. Picture: Brian McEvoy

“It’s hard to identify just one thing. It was just a presence he had that I immediately liked.

“And a cheeky grin. We just knew from early on that we could never be without each other,” she said.

Emma was chosen to become a member of short-lived pop group Six in 2002 by pop guru Louis Walsh. She joined the likes of Sinead Sheppard and Andy Orr in the group and released the hit single Whole Lotta Lovin’.

They parted ways in 2003 and Emma went on to present RTE’s The Den.

The TV presenter said she was saddened by RTE’s announcement in 2016 that it was to outsource its young people’s programming, after spending more than a decade in kids’ TV.

“I am very sad to see it go but on the other hand, I am hoping that it will strengthen children’s programming in the long run.

“I had an amazing 11-and-a-half years there. Everything I know, I learned there,” she said.

Herald

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