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Friday 9 December 2016

'It's hilarious I'm called a geriatric mum', says Lucy

Lucy Kennedy is expecting her third baby while juggling her presenting jobs on TV3 Picture: Collins Dublin
Lucy Kennedy is expecting her third baby while juggling her presenting jobs on TV3 Picture: Collins Dublin

she may be one of Ireland's most recognisable TV presenters, but Lucy Kennedy has admitted her kids couldn't care less about her being famous.

The Dubliner has been a regular on the small screen for years and currently presents The Seven O'Clock Show and the recently revived Living With Lucy on TV3.

However, her kids Jack (6) and Holly (4) are not too impressed with their mum's showbiz career.

"No, they have no interest. They think I do nothing, they think I just sit on a couch," she told the Diary.

"They see me but they don't think it's actually a job. I try to explain to them that it is my job but they just see me there chatting and they don't see any work.

"They're still confused how I get my fat bottom into the television."

The brunette (40) is currently pregnant with her third child and is due in December and reckons being pregnant at an older age suits her.

"Each to their own, it depends on your health and your body and what you want to do. My consultant said I'm the same as I was when I was 32," she said.

Lucy also had her say on the term geriatric mothers which refers to women who have children after the age of 35.

"I think it's hilarious. I am one, it's hysterical. I'm 40. I was pregnant at 39. I go into the Coombe and I look around and they're all my age," she said.

"I had morning sickness for about 18 weeks which was hideous. I'm at the nice easy stage now where all the sickness and yucky bits are gone and I can just enjoy it.

"Jack and Holly are extremely excited. I told them a few months ago and they're asking 'Is the baby coming?' every night.

"I had been humming and hawing about having a third for about two years."

The TV3 star revealed she has decided against finding out the sex of her baby.

"I always wanted a third child. I'm one of three and this is was very much a planned baby.

"I don't know what I'm having. I went for a scan and I was having a look thinking, was it an umbilical cord or something else? But I didn't ask," she said.

Lucy is focusing much of her attention these days on her documentary series which has seen her moving in with the likes of footballer Shane Long and reality star Kerry Katona.

"It's two nights and three days. Living With Lucy is longer now, it's better. I'm really excited about it," she said.

"I'm in their spare room. People think Living With Lucy, do you genuinely live there and I do.

"I say goodnight to the crew and get into my pyjamas and they come back first thing in the morning. It's as real as it gets."

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