Monday 21 January 2019

The talented Xpose girls pick me up when I fall, admits newcomer Peter

New Xpose presenter Peter O'Riordan has been settling into life on TV3 and says he couldn't have done it without the help of the girls.

"I was so nervous about it, but they've been so nice, so welcoming and so helpful.

"I couldn't have asked for a better partner than Karen Koster. She is a true professional," said Peter, who previously worked for US gossip site TMZ.

The girls on Xpose are known for their multiple skills from editing and script writing to setting up interviews and Peter admits he has a lot to learn.

"It does feel strange," he admitted.

"From TMZ, which was so huge, there was someone doing all that for you. But it's a brilliant experience and those girls could walk into any job in entertainment thanks to their knowledge, their Irishness and their hard work, and they would outshine anyone."


Peter also said that the Xpose and TV3 teams have been really supportive as he settles back into life in Ireland.

"All of TV3 have been so helpful , helping me with everything, even lodging and my family.

"That's half the job - having a great team around you that will pick you up when you fall is amazing and I want to repay that investment in me."

Peter, his partner Stephanie, and their six-month-old son Olivier moved to Dublin from LA within weeks of him landing the job but he says he doesn't miss California.

"To be honest, Los Angeles is great, looking from the outside but when you're in there, it's different," he said.

"Ireland is a great place for us to raise our family. LA isn't really conducive to raising a family," Peter told the Diary.

"Also, working In LA just doesn't really work when you have young children.

"At TMZ, I started from the bottom working with the paparazzi to running the assignment desk but that meant I was working from four in the morning until six the next evening and I'd be on call over the weekends as well," he continued.

The Cork native is planning on working hard to make a name for himself in the entertainment industry here.

"There's no one of my demographic doing what I do and I want to be the best here," he said.

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