Monday 22 January 2018

Now our footballers' wives get their own fly-on-the-wall show

OUR WAGs are about to get a shot at fame.

While they may traditionally be the eye candy on the arms of the country's best known sportsmen, those close to our soccer and GAA stars are set to get their own taste of the spotlight.

As Ireland is fast becoming a hub for reality television, the latest show in the works is a fly-on- the-wall series following the women's glamorous lives.

The all-access documentary is being shopped around and will show the country's most famous other halves welcoming a camera crew into their private lives.

The most likely candidate for the show is former beauty queen Claudine Keane (27), as well as Stephen Ireland's other half Jessica Lawlor (25).

Both ladies are no strangers to allowing the media into their private lives.

Jessica most recently took part in a spread with VIP magazine, showing off the blinging pad she shares with her long term boyfriend, and has appeared on Channel 4's Come Dine With Me.

Socialite and wife to Shay Given, Jane Given is also one of the possible candidates to participate.She is a regular fixture on the social scene and was a regular attendee at the annual Waterangels Ball in Marbella.

But it's not all fake tan and hair extensions -- even the lesser known WAGs are about to give Claudine Keane and co a run for their money.

Enter the GAAGs.

The ladies have shot to prominence since their high profile slot on Saturday Night With Miriam earlier this year, where the concept for the documentary is said to have come about.

A handful of the girls also landed a spread with VIP Magazine last summer.

The GAAGs thought to be in the running for the show are Siobhan Quirke, girlfriend of Cork hurler Sean Og O hAilpin, Deirdre Shefflin, wife of Kilkenny hurler Henry Shefflin, and Aine Killilea, girlfriend of Galway hurler Ollie Canning.

It seems that the ladies lining up for the series will be willing to poke fun at themselves.

An Irish equivalent of comedian Dave Lamb -- has become famous for his killer one-liners on Come Dine with Me -- has been approached to bring the same wit to the new series, but his identity is being kept under wraps.

The show is expected to begin filming next year.

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