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'endless craic' Doireann Garrihy reveals she 'clicked right away' with new co-hosts Donncha O'Callaghan and Carl Mullen

The 2FM host admitted to having jitters as their first show approached


Donncha O'Callaghan, Doireann Garrihy and Carl Mullen

Donncha O'Callaghan, Doireann Garrihy and Carl Mullen

Donncha O'Callaghan, Doireann Garrihy and Carl Mullen

Doireann Garrihy has told how she and her new co-presenters “clicked straight away” when preparing for their new breakfast show.

She said that she, comedian Carl Mullen and former rugby champ Donncha O’Callaghan hit it off instantly while planning the show which debuts on Monday.

But she also admitted to feeling nervous as they prepare to go live.

“I’m so excited, we're starting on Monday!” she told The Today Show on RTÉ.

“It’s Carl Mullen who's been in 2FM for I think eight years and Donncha who’s been on Game On for the past two years.

“We did a pilot a couple of weeks ago and it just clicked straight away. I had worked with both of them on their own. When the three of us got together we just had great fun.”

She admitted to having the jitters as the first live show approached. “I’m nervous of course, as you would be with anything that's brand new.

“When you're starting from scratch with brand new everything it can be a little bit daunting but I feel like we're ready and we're just going to throw ourselves into it on Monday.

“It’s going to be such light fun and I think the timing is great with the mood of the nation because I think people aren't able for heavy stuff. They just want to face into the summer with laughter and fun and I think that's exactly how the show's going to be.”

The radio host’s co-presenters were announced earlier this week as part of a shake-up on the new show’s format.

“Listeners can be guaranteed lots of laughs, plenty of giveaways as the three co-hosts conspire to get each day off to a bright and sunny start for listeners,” according to a statement from RTÉ.

“I can’t wait to get on air with Donnacha and Carl,” added Garrihy. “It’s a brand-new show with a brand-new sound and feel. We’ve had endless craic while plotting over the past few weeks and I just know that our listeners will love it.”

The new announcements come following the departure of presenter Eoghan McDermott from the show earlier this year.

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