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Wednesday 18 October 2017

Sharon living Life to the full ... with talks on a new TV3 show

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SINGER Sharon Corr is contemplating a return to television, but not with RTE.

The Herald can reveal that the 44-year-old Brit award-winning songwriter has had meetings with TV3 to discuss anchoring the commercial station's new magazine show, Life.

The series will air next year.

Sybil Mulcahy and Michael Ryan have been lined up to help front the series, which will be a prime time nightly show and will cover people and stories from around the country.

The programme will also welcome special guests each night.

Mother-of-two Sharon quit her role as a coach on The Voice of Ireland after the last season, to focus on her solo career.

She featured in two seasons of the hit RTE series, hosted by Kathryn Thomas, and decided to give up her post on the panel in order to take on a world tour with her album.

Her new record, which is called The Same Sun, was officially released last week and the violinist will be performing with her band at The Sugar Club in Dublin on September 20.

She recently told the Herald that if her schedule allowed she'd "absolutely" consider another foray onto television.

"I really enjoyed the experience, but my music comes first," she said.

"I do intend to tour this album for another year because I do it organically and release in every territory as I go.

"It's nuts, but I love it and I'm at my happiest on stage.

"It's a bit of a juggle with the children and they do come with me overseas sometimes - they have a happy mum when I'm home though and when I am home and not working they get all of me," she added.

Earlier this summer Sharon, who is married to barrister Gavin Bonnar, made a brief return in front of the cameras, to pose as a sitter for the 2014 Sky Portrait Artist of The Year.

And she's now considering a presenting style role with RTE's rival broadcaster TV3 - as it would not be as demanding as The Voice.

Life is one of many new formats to be broadcast by TV3. Others include Renovation Nation, Home Cook's Academy and The Stand Ups.

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