Thursday 21 March 2019

Aoibhinn is our sexiest TV girl while outsider wins male title

Brainbox Aoibhinn Ni Shuilleabhain has topped Ireland's Sexiest Female TV Star poll, while an outsider clinched top spot in the most attractive male section.

Tens of thousands voted and RTE Guide researchers said there was a close contest for the most beautiful Irish Female.

Former Rose of Tralee, Aoibhinn Ni Shuilleabhain, Podge and Rodge gal-pal Caroline Morahan and RTE's newscaster Sharon Ni Bheolain polled a huge percentage of the votes, taking the top three places.

Aoibhinn, who has regular appearances on The Panel and presents slots on No Frontiers, is at present studying for a H-Dip in Maths and said it was "wonderful" that the Irish public believed she was the prettiest face on TV.


And following an aggressive online marketing campaign, Leaving Cert student Stephen Burke topped the poll of beautiful Irish men. Stephen, who appears in online show Apartment RED, admitted his YouTube video for younger viewers had helped.

"It was all a bit of fun," Stephen revealed. "People like the underdog. On the internet, people can feel closer to a person, as they can leave a comment and get a response. But I can't believe I'm here today -- it's surreal, unbelievable."

Presenters Pat Kenny and Ryan Tubridy both missed out on top ten spots, coming in at numbers 11 and 18 respectively, while All Ireland Talent Show judge Daithi O Se was voted in sixth position. However, the top five places were reserved for Hollywood hunk Jonathan Rhys Meyers, BBC's Craig Doyle, rugby aficionado Brent Pope and Winning Streak's Aidan Power.

And although departed for Washington, journalist Charlie Bird made the list "with ease" according to the RTE Guide.


Sibling rivalry was evident as Sile Seoige was pipped at the post into the top ten by sister Grainne, who came in at seventh position.

Siun Nic Gearalt from RTE News came within the top five places, along with potential Late Late presenter Miriam O'Callaghan.

However, Brian O'Driscoll's new fiancee Amy Huberman only managed ninth position, just behind actress Orla Brady and presenter Lucy Kennedy.

The final place in the top ten females was taken by Carlow-born Sky News presenter Lisa Burke.

On the international scene, Grey's Anatomy's Patrick Dempsey was voted sexiest male star and Cheryl Cole most beautiful female.

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