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RTE say it's 'too early' to decide if Glow Up Ireland will return

Less than 80,000 people tuned into the first episode of the show

Maura Higgins

Clodagh Meaney

RTE have said that they’ve yet to make a decision about whether Glow Up Ireland, presented by Maura Higgins, will return to TV this year.

However, they have not ruled the show out of their upcoming schedule either.

“Glow Up Ireland was part of our Autumn line up last year so it's too early to talk about Autumn programming for 2022,” a spokesperson for RTE told

The show followed ten of Ireland's best make-up artists as they were tasked with creating make-up transformations.

Glen Edward McGuinness won the show and was crowned Ireland's Next Make-Up Star. He won a full professional make-up kit, along with €5,000 to help further his career.

The show had an audience of 76,600 for the first episode aired but dropped to 57,500 viewers by the third week.

Glow Up Irelamd semi-final challenge winner Glen Edward McGuinness, left, with model Kuba Odum in his winning look and a headpiece by Paul Mac Special. Photo by: Ruth Medjber

The Longford star (31) got a fee of close to €30,000 for the show.

She recently won ‘Best Female TV presenter’ for her debut role as a television presenter.

The former Love Island star announced that her next television gig will be as a competitor on ITV’s Cooking With The Stars.

She took to Instagram on Monday to reveal that she will participate on the show with professional chef Jack Stein.

She shared a snap of the pair and wrote: “Excited to announce that I’ll be taking part in Cooking with the Stars on ITV.”

Sharing another picture she added: “Very lucky to be working with Rick Stein.”

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