Cork native Sinéad Kennedy joins new season of Today

Cork native Sinéad Kennedy joins new season of Today

Dáithí O'Sé, Maura Derrane and Sinéad Kennedy. Picture: Miki Barlok.

Cork native Sinéad Kennedy is set to join Maura Derrane and Dáithí O'Sé on the new season of Today which returns to RTÉ One on Monday, September 21.

She will present alongside Mr O'Sé on Mondays and Tuesdays for season nine of the much-loved programme.

Sinéad Kennedy said she is “so excited” to be joining Today and that the whole team “have been so welcoming”.

“The show is so well loved and I hope that I can bring something extra this season,” she said.

Dáithí O'Sé said that he is "delighted” to have Ms Kennedy who is “made for the show” on board while Maura Derrane said that she will “add another dimension to Today” as it heads into season nine.

“We are looking forward to bringing our loyal audience a great mix of entertainment, lots of beauty tips and wellbeing as well as our usual mix of fun again this year,” she said.

Sinéad Kennedy. Picture: Miki Barlok.
Sinéad Kennedy. Picture: Miki Barlok.

With the addition of Ms Kennedy and the refreshed show title of Today also comes a new daily 50/50 quiz where viewers can win prizes and a new Home Hacks slot where Laura de Barra will be giving viewers her tips and tricks.

The show will also see the return of social detective James Patrice, as well as Bláthnaid Treacy and Pat Fitzpatrick and Mr Beauty himself Mark Rodgers, along with Ray Lally who is back with his workout masterclasses and Marty Morrisey with his favourite GAA highlights every Friday.

Daily dinner creations from celebrity chefs such as Kevin Dundon, Neven McGuire and Eunice Power will also be cooked up on the show.

Executive producer Janet Frawley said: "We are so delighted to be going into our ninth season. Over the years The Today Show, coming from Cork city centre, has grown into an eclectic nimble show.

“On air, we've been with our viewers through some very eventful times like Beast from the East in 2018 and now the global pandemic we are living with. We are part of our viewers’ daily established routines in the afternoon. With well over 1000 episodes under our belts we are a safe and happy space in the afternoon and on form to have another great season,” she said.

Today returns to RTÉ One at 3.30pm on September 21.

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