Friday 24 November 2017

Anna Daly: I'm as happy in ripped jeans as being dolled up for TV show

Anna Daly
Anna Daly

She's always preened to perfection on TV but you won't find presenter Anna Daly in a pair of heels or a fancy frock on her days off.

The glamorous Saturday and Sunday AM host might look picture- perfect on screen but she said her TV persona couldn't be further from reality.

Instead of being dressed to the nines as everyone expects her to be, the TV3 star - who is mum to James (3) and Euan (2) - opts for a far more casual look when she's out of the TV studio.

"It's lovely to get dressed up but as a result I go the complete opposite when I'm off. I might be going somewhere with my mum and she'd be like 'really?' when she sees me," Anna told the Diary.

"I think she's thinking that people expect what they see on air and then I rock up not looking camera-ready in flats and ripped jeans and no make-up on."

However, the pretty blonde admitted that getting dolled up to go on air does leave her feeling more confident.

It's a pleasure to do both - to get dressed up, get your hair done and put on makeup because you feel more confident when all that's done but it's also nice not to bother," she said."

It's been a busy few months for the former Ireland AM presenter as she settled into her new gig hosting TV3's new morning show, but Anna admitted she finds working weekends more relaxing.

"It's definitely more laid-back. I think there's a sense that we get away with more and that we can push the boundaries a little bit more," she said.

Anna is so comfortable working on a live TV show she doesn't worry about things going wrong on air and is happy to laugh off any issues.

"We've had loads of 'Jesus that went t**s up' moments but I think you just have to laugh," she said.

It's important to know that you can't cod the viewer, so there's no point in pretending that nothing went wrong."

Although she has only been presenting the show for a few weeks, Anna is looking forward to future projects, saying she wouldn't mind following in Miriam O'Callaghan's footsteps in becoming a chat show presenter.

"I'd love to do loads more [TV] but I just got this show and I'm not one of those people who has a five- and 10-year career plan," she said.

"I think you get stuck in and work hard and opportunities will come by

"I'd love to do more, like maybe a chat show down the line. My only concern would be that there might be too many chat shows in this country."

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