herald

Wednesday 16 April 2014

I'd love a chat show -- Kathryn

RTE star Kathryn Thomas has revealed that having her own chat show is one of her goals.

The 31-year-old presenter said: "I think a show that's people-based suits me. What I love about Winning Streak is that even though you've got to get everything done within the hour, I'm meeting people and interacting with the audience.

"A couple of weeks ago, a woman from Limerick came away with €130,000. I think I was more excited than she was.

"The pinnacle for any presenter would be to have your own chat show, that is one of my goals," Kathryn said.

Meanwhile, she said that she is working on a number of different projects at the moment.

"The entertainment commissioning rounds had to be in yesterday. It's always an unnerving time in this business, especially with the budget RTE have been trying to save.

"The good thing is they are spending on home-grown programmes.

"No Frontiers has been running 12 years and the ratings have been fantastic, and on Winning Streak our ratings have been phenomenal since the X Factor ended," she said.

"When there's people out of work, I'm really thankful I'm doing two shows."

Kathryn, who is originally from Carlow, recently spent a month jetsetting for the 12th series of No Frontiers.

A diving story in the Caribbean was the last shoot they did. "We got back a couple of weeks ago and I thought I'd managed to avoid all the snow, but this week I have been looking out the window at it," she said.

Kathryn revealed that they had shot most of the series in the summer so she could come back to Winning Streak in September.

fdillon@herald.ie

Opinion

Entertainment News