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Friday 20 October 2017

Secret to my bouncy hair? Extensions and help from wardrobe staff, reveals Miriam O'Callaghan

Miriam O’Callaghan speaks about how she landed the interview with Health Minister Leo Varadkar. Photo: Damien Eagers
Miriam O’Callaghan speaks about how she landed the interview with Health Minister Leo Varadkar. Photo: Damien Eagers
Miriam O'Callaghan. Photo: Tony Gavin
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.

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"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.

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