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Saturday 18 November 2017

I'm not bitter that Grainne took my job

PRESENTER Anne Cassin has revealed she didn't talk to her Crimecall successor Grainne Seoige when she took over the show -- but insists there are no hard feelings.

Veteran broadcaster Anne has just completed her first official week on-air with Nationwide.

Asked if she felt bitter towards mum-of-one Grainne following her move off the crime investigation series, she told the Herald: "No, I had five years on it. It wasn't a shock, I had an inkling that changes were in the air. There's no bitterness at all. Nationwide is a nice change."

After a lengthy stint in hard news and current affairs, mum-of-three Anne is embracing the lighter side of Irish life with her latest job.

The Dublin native said that her experience on Capital D, about the city and its people, was good preparation to help her fit into the Nationwide team. "I was surprised by how seamless it has been."

Anne succeeded 67-year-old Michael Ryan on the series, which pulls in almost 350,000 viewers every Monday, Wednesday and Friday, after it was announced in December he was stepping down.

labutler@herald.ie

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