Sunday February 23, 2020

TV: The reluctant star

Kevin McGahern isn't overly fond of focusing on himself, but he's eager to put his own stamp on Republic of Telly writes Nadine O'Regan.

16th March, 2014
Kevin McGahern, the rising star fronts RTE's Republic of Telly. Picture: Feargal Ward

There's a woman wearing pyjamas and no bra whatsoever. From our perch in a cosy window-facing alcove of The Hairy Lemon bar by Stephen's Green, Kevin McGahern gestures out into the street at the strangely-clad woman walking past. ''She's so confident, and it's so cold, McGahern says, with a mixture of surprise and awe.

As distraction techniques go, it's a good one. We've been chatting about his newish role as the presenter of Republic of...

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