Secret to my bouncy hair? Extensions and help from wardrobe staff, reveals Miriam O'Callaghan
RTE's leading lady Miriam O'Callaghan has revealed that she's a big fan of hair extensions.
The Prime Time presenter says she loves how extensions make her hair look more bouncy.
"I have extensions. They are not clip-ins, they are real. A great woman in Kerry did it and I love them. They bond them in.
"I used to clip them in and now I bond," she told the Herald.
"I like them because they make your hair so bouncy. I wore them for a few shows and then I realised that most TV presenters wear them - they just don't say it.
"I think it's the same reason people don't say why they dye their hair: they want people to think they woke up like this.
"But meet me at four in the morning and I could scare the cats," she laughed.
While RTE contribute €1,500 for Miriam's wardrobe costs, she pays for all her own hair styling.
"I'm on air all the time but I get no money whatsoever for my hair which I need to get done all the time," she explained.
The busy mum-of-eight admits that she's very disorganised and often runs into the studio minutes before she's due on air.
"I am a nightmare," she laughed.
"On Tuesday night we got a massive audience for Prime Time, nearly half a million people tuned in, but I only got into the studio about 10 minutes before the show.
"I went in and said: 'I have three minutes to get on air, can you make me up, make my hair look normal and dress me?'
"I am actually quite a disorganised person for someone who works in TV but I learned years ago that the camera lies.
"I would go in covered in baby sick and I soon realised the camera lies and covers it all up," she added.