Tuesday 15 October 2019

Nine bridesmaids and 200 guests - Kathryn Thomas reveals details of her big fat Irish wedding this summer

Presenter of Ireland's Fittest Family, Kathryn Thomas
Presenter of Ireland's Fittest Family, Kathryn Thomas
Kathryn Thomas with daughter Ellie and husband Padraig McLoughlin after their Operation Transformation 5K. Photo: Tony Gavin
Padraig McLoughlin and Kathryn Thomas in 2018
Padraig McLoughlin and Kathryn Thomas
Kathryn Thomas
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Kathryn Thomas is working full steam ahead in putting the finishing touches to her wedding to partner Padraig McLoughlin.

The RTE star (40), who is having nine bridesmaids on her big day, said the nuptials will be "extra special" now that they have little Ella (1) in their lives.

They eventually settled on a date in August and gave themselves less than six months to plan the whole day.

The loved-up pair have decided they will keep their nuptials on home soil with maybe a trip abroad at a later stage.

Kathryn Thomas with daughter Ellie and husband Padraig McLoughlin after their Operation Transformation 5K. Photo: Tony Gavin
Kathryn Thomas with daughter Ellie and husband Padraig McLoughlin after their Operation Transformation 5K. Photo: Tony Gavin

"We're getting married in Ireland so I'm looking forward to it. We've got about 200 coming so it's just going to be a big party and it feels more special now that Ellie is here to celebrate with us," she said.

Her adorable youngster reached a milestone moment this week as she just started walking and her proud mum shared a video of her taking her first wobbly steps.

"She's just at that age now where she's trying to walk but she's the best in the world," she said.

"We're laughing all the time, at her and with her, because you're kind of like, 'I don't want her to get any older' and then she gets a week older and she's doing something even more hilarious than before so it's great, it's amazing."

Kathryn and Padraig had to put their wedding on the long finger after discovering that she was pregnant with baby Ella and they have spent the past year enjoying having a new baby in their lives.

They eventually settled on a date in August and gave themselves less than six months to plan the whole day.

The couple have decided that they will keep their nuptials on home soil with maybe a trip abroad at a later stage.

Meanwhile, the Operation Transformation host revealed how she has finally found her radio feet after managing to conquer her nerves.

Padraig McLoughlin and Kathryn Thomas
Padraig McLoughlin and Kathryn Thomas

Although she's one of our best-known TV presenters, it seems the star is just like anyone else when it comes to tackling new challenges.

She filled in for Ray D'Arcy on his afternoon radio show last month and admits that she feels a lot more comfortable now than she did previously.

"I love it and I feel much more at home now than say, two years ago. It's like anything else, the more you do something, the easier it becomes. So I have to say, I do love it now," she told the Diary.

"It's nice just to get on and shoot the breeze and talk adult."

Last week saw Kathryn fronting a live TV show on Ireland's favourite topic, namely the weather, in a three-day show broadcast from the Botanic Gardens.

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