Wednesday 26 October 2016

I had my fill of TV3's Lunch, says Lucy Kennedy as she revels in late slot

Lucy Kennedy
Lucy Kennedy

She's recently moved from afternoon show host to chat show presenter, and Lucy Kennedy couldn't be happier in her new role.

The TV3 star (39), who presents the Seven O'Clock Show with weatherman Martin King, previously fronted Late Lunch Live.

While she enjoyed her stint on afternoon TV, Lucy sees her time on the show more as "training".

"Entertainment is definitely where my heart lies. I actually prefer the Seven O'Clock Show to Late Lunch Live because the Seven O'Clock Show is light entertainment and you can get away with a little more," she told the Diary.

"It was good training to learn afternoon telly but I think evenings is more me."

Along with the evening time show, the Dublin star will be fronting a new show for TV3 after their plans to bring back legendary dating show Blind Date were abandoned.

While Lucy was shocked when she first heard about the decision, she agreed that audiences wouldn't relate to Blind Date because the idea for the show is "out of date".


"Initially I was [upset]. I suppose I have a nostalgic way of looking at Blind Date but people don't date like that anymore - it's Tinder and all them things," she said at the launch of La Roche-Posay's 'You Share We Care' campaign.

"The whole idea of standing there with the microphone and the three contestants is out of date."

While her new show is in development, mum-of-two Lucy is enjoying juggling the Seven O'Clock Show with motherhood.

"I'm lucky because I get to be a mum all day, then head off to work in the evening time and still be home in time to kiss them goodnight," she said.

"Initially when I found out I said to myself, 'Oh God, how is this going to work?' But it has actually worked out better than I thought it would."

Recently, the bubbly broadcaster revealed she wouldn't rule out having baby number three.

"Somewhere deep in my heart there is a yearning to make another Jack or Holly," Lucy wrote in her blog for Mummypages.ie.

"I may be a broody kind of person but I can't help it. I have always adored babies and children and always will.

"It's that niggling question when you reach your late 30s with two children and think: 'Will I ever hold a newborn or feel a baby kick in my tummy again?'"

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