HE WILL soon be boss of some of Ireland's best-known names in the RTE newsroom.
But Kevin Bakhurst is well used to dealing with big personalities.
His Twitter page -- which has been inundated with congratulations on his appointment as head of news at RTE -- shows Bakhurst working and posing alongside some of the biggest names in media and sports.
Bakhurst, currently controller of the BBC News Channel, is a passionate Chelsea fan with numerous pictures of his team on his site.
Last May, Bakhurst attended the club's Player of the Year Awards and posed with team stalwarts Frank Lampard and John Terry.
Bakhurst will take the reins in the RTE newsroom this September.
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