Wednesday 29 January 2020

Work's the best medicine for Doireann after love split

Doireann Garrihy during the launch in Drogheda
Doireann Garrihy during the launch in Drogheda

Doireann Garrihy is focusing on work following her split from boyfriend Joe Melody.

In March, Doireann ann- ounced she and the Clare farmer were no longer an item.

Five months on, she says keeping busy has helped her move on.

"It's not the best way to deal with things, but it definitely helps," she said.

"Surrounding yourself with your friends and your family, I'm very lucky that I live just around the corner from my mum and my dad and get on great with them.

"Whenever I'm in need of a laugh I head over there, and I live with my sister Ailbhe, so I'm very lucky.

"It would be hard for me to feel lonely. Between work and family, I'm kept busy."

However, the RTE pres- enter is keeping tight-lipped about any potential romances currently brewing, saying: "Work is a big focus at the moment."

In March, Doireann launched her podcast The Laughs Of Your Life. After a successful first season, the 2fm broadcaster has teased what her second season holds, revealing Francis Brennan as one guest who "doesn't disappoint".

"I've recorded four episodes for it. I've definitely made a stab at it, so it's coming back very soon," she said.

"I would love Graham Norton, but I'm sure he'd be very hard to get some time with, but who knows? Fearne Cotton I'm obsessed with.

"Hozier I'd love to get. Fearne actually had Hozier recently. I was thinking, 'Why didn't I get Hozier over Fearne?' But why would I?"

Smooth talker

Doireann (27), who shot to fame after sharing her impersonations of Irish celebrities on Instagram, said the podcast and her 2fm show with Eoghan McDermott have helped her show her "meatier" side.

"People associate me with laughter and having the craic, but I love talking about meatier stuff and the podcast has allowed me to do that," she said.

Doireann said she would love to see the podcast transfer to TV.

"I think The Laughs Of Your Life would be an amazing TV show, so this is my official pitch," she said.

"I think it would be fab to sit down and have the same chats with someone as I do on the podcast. The dream is to have something like The Graham Norton Show.

"I think reality TV, it's a scary one. Even with the likes of Love Island, it's so scary. Unless you're in the production part of it, you have no idea what way you're going to be painted."

Doireann was in Drogheda yesterday to reveal the shortlist of 22 organisations in the running for this year's €100,000 Coca-Cola Thank You Fund to empower youngsters.

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