Women of the Year

‘Therapy has made me a stronger, more grounded person’

Irish Tatler’s Woman of the Year in Entertainment Liz Bonnin is now regularly mentioned in the same breath as David Attenborough, but that’s a heavy load to bear, as the climate emergency continues to gather pace

Liz Bonnin shot by Alex Hutchinson in London for Irish Tatler. Styling by Brian Conway, makeup by Jade Bird using Lancôme, hair by Laura Chadwick. Liz wears green coat, €2,235, by Emilia Wickstead and ‘Harmonia’ ring,€215, Swarvoski

“I was just like: ‘No, I can’t do it . . .’” As she talks, TV presenter Liz Bonnin looks relaxed in a cosy white polo-neck, her silver earrings glinting. But the memory she’s recounting is a peculiar one. It’s from the early 2000s when she was an entertainment TV presenter. It was a request certainly of its time: would she do a photo shoot for the controversial ‘lad mag’ FHM? Her answer – despite ...