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Aoibhinn may win full-time radio role after impressing on Newstalk

Brainy beauty Aoibhinn ni Shuilleabhain may land her own show on Newstalk after impressing station bosses with her gift of the gab.

The maths and physics teacher (27) may have found the perfect formula when it comes to winning over listeners, given that she's being linked with her own version of a Loose Women-type show.

She has been regularly filling in for more established personalities including Sean Moncrieff, Tom Dunne, she covered the Orla Barry Show and was most recently a stand-in for Sile Seoige last Saturday.

Now a station insider says that the former Rose of Tralee winner is being considered for a more permanent role after receiving favourable reviews.

"She's doing really well and she has impressed the bosses a lot," he said. "They can ask her to cover loads of different shows and she has proved she herself to be very capable in whatever she's asked to do.



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"She filled in for Sile last weekend as she was off sick and Aoibhinn is definitely a natural on the radio. They are looking at giving her a Loose Women-style show on the weekends where she'll talk with different female contributors on topical issues."

Speaking about working with the Dublin based station, Aobhinn told the Herald: "There is a great atmosphere in Newstalk and it is always nice to work with the teams there." The brunette beauty has been working as a teacher at St Mark's community school in Tallaght for the past four years and is also getting stuck into a new academic challenge.

She has just started studying for a PhD with Trinity College in Maths Education, having graduated with a first-class honours degree in Theoretical Physics from UCD.

She was awarded one of three prestigious Ussher studentships, which comes with three years of free fees and an annual stipend of €16,000. And the TV contributor said that returning to college to further her education was something that was always on the back burner.

mfinn@herald.ie