Most stylish Lorraine to host star-studded TV Now Awards
She has just been named the country's most stylish woman, and now Lorraine Keane is vying for yet another gong.
The Xpose presenter is set to host the next big event on the showbiz calendar, the TV Now Awards. But not content to simply stand on the sidelines this time, Lorraine has also been nominated in the Favourite Female TV Presenter category.
And she warned her competition not to get their hopes up.
"I think the fact that I'm hosting means that I should win. If I'm the one opening the envelope, I definitely will be the winner.
"No matter what's written down on that card -- Lorraine Keane and Xpose will be called out," she joked. However, despite her cheery outlook, the Xpose front woman faces stiff competition from the seven other nominees in the category; Lucy Kennedy, Grainne and Sile Seoige, Katherine Thomas and Sinead Desmond.
Meanwhile, flying the flag for the males are RTE veterans Pat Kenny, Ryan Tubridy and Gerry Ryan, while Martin King, Alan Hughes and Mark Cagney will be hoping to take the title for TV3.
Up-and-coming television star Laura Whitmore, who presents MTV news, is a strong contender for the Favourite Newcomer to Irish TV category. She will be going head to head with Apprentice boss Bill Cullen, Corrie's Craig Gazey, Aidan Turner from The Clinic and Fair City's Michael Sheenan. Also hoping to scoop an award at this years bash will be a number of well-known faces from the world of current affairs and weather. In the running for Favourite News/Current Affairs Presenter is Miriam O'Callaghan, Anne Doyle and Vincent Brown among others, while Ursula Bracken, Evelyn Cusack and Anna Daly will be hoping to take the title of Favourite Weather Presenter. A total of 17 different categories have been announced, which include Favourite Reality TV Show, Favourite Irish TV Show, Favourite Soap, Favourite Soap Couple and Favourite Male and Female Soap Star.
On hand to officially launch the annual extravaganza were a host of big names, including The Seoige sisters, Lucy Kennedy, Lorraine Keane and Coronation Street's Daithi O Se.