'Back off b*tch, he's mine' jokes TV3's Alan to Sinead as they 'clash' over hunk
As Ireland AM celebrates anniversary presenters have 'bust up' over model
IRELAND AM celebrated 15 years on Irish screens yesterday and it proved a real treat for anchor Sinead Desmond.
Male supermodel David Gandy joined the team briefly - but he proved just a little bit too much for chatty Sinead.
Usually cool as a cucumber the broadcaster found herself swooning as the gorgeous lothario joined her on-screen.
"I completely fell for him," she told the Herald. "I've never seen anyone have that effect on women."
But Sinead had some competition on set; her co-star Alan Hughes also had his sight sets on the dark-haired hunk.
"The best line of the morning was when Alan warned me 'back off b*tch he's mine'," she revealed.
The pair asked him to model his new underwear range but she said that sadly the 34-year old didn't come up with the goods - so to speak. But that was probably for the best.
"If he had offered me a private model session Alan would have physically attacked me," she laughed.
Single Sinead said that while she very much enjoyed the eye-candy she fell short of trying to bag herself a date as he is not what she is looking for.
"I'm not on the market for the David Gandys of this world," she joked.
The crew threw themselves a morning party - complete with mocktails to toast their landmark anniversary.
"It got quite emotional in the green room after, Mark and Alan who started on the show 15 years ago gave each other a big hug," Sinead said.
"Mark was saying that back then nobody saw the show lasting a year, and now look at it," she added.
The show is a giant in Irish breakfast TV now but it wasn't always so, the presenter revealed. A cleaning lady once interrupted an early fashion show - which had to be recorded in the corridor - to do the hovering.
But that's all changed.
"TV3 are putting their money where their mouth is with Ireland AM," she said.
With chatter about competition looming as UTV Ireland gears up to launch, the team are unconcerned.
"If another breakfast show wants to come along then bring it on - competition is good," feisty Sinead said.