Thursday 18 January 2018

'People hoping good luck would rub off' - Sinead

Sinead Kennedy
Sinead Kennedy

RTE's Sinead Kennedy has revealed how several farmers were hoping some of her good luck charm would rub off at the National Ploughing Championships.

The presenter, who returns to RTE One tomorrow with Winning Streak, has said she got more than she bargained for after making her debut at the Tullamore event.

"People were rubbing up against me. Or Someone brought up a scratch card and went, 'Rub that'. I was like, 'I've never won anything in my life, that's a waste of time'.

"Or else they're meeting you and they're disappointed. They're like, 'I'd much rather meet you on a Saturday' and I go, 'I know. You'd rather meet me when I've got a big cheque for you'," she added.


The Cork presenter also got a few unsavoury remarks from members of the public at the event.

One particular gentleman commented on her weight, despite Sinead being a petite size 8.

"One guy decided to tell me, 'You're far less fat in reality'. That's exactly how he worded it.

"I just burst out laughing. What do you even do with that?" she said.

"There was a whole queue of people standing there staring at him and he walked off, delighted with himself.

"I think he thought he gave me a compliment which in a way he did but it was like, 'You're actually thinner in real life', but he didn't word it like that."

She said the popular game show, which sees contestants earning a guaranteed €12,000 and up to €500,000, is also at the centre of no end of conspiracy theories.


Some people believe that there's a magnet behind the wheel, while others think there's a bias against people from Dublin.

She said that three people from the capital city will feature on tomorrow night's opening show.

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