Glenda Gilson admits it “would have hurt if she was replaced” while on maternity leave – RSVP Live

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Glenda Gilson is entering the final few weeks of her pregnancy as she prepares to give birth to her second child.

But after the Virgin Media Television star returned to work just eight days after she welcomed her son Bobby back in 2018,  she is hoping to have more time with her newborn this time around.

Things are different with this pregnancy and she is in a different role on TV as entertainment reporter on Ireland AM.

Glenda told RSVP Live: “I need to go through my dates to see what annual leave is left and what I have to take.

“I was back in work eight days after giving birth to Bobby and I really had no choice there.

“Well I did have a choice, of course I had a choice, but the alternative was to give the gig to somebody else and sit on my maternity leave and watch someone else on the show.

“That would have hurt.

“I said I would get my makeup on and I made sure I was there. I got myself there and I had the help of my husband and my mother and that afforded me to be able to go back to work.”

Swipe across below to see Glenda’s bargain Zara look on Ireland AM

Asked if she will take the full six months this time around, Glenda said: “I don’t know, it is obviously different with your first baby and we are in a totally different situation this time around.

“I don’t think time anyone knows what is coming down the tracks.”

However, Glenda’s job will be safe in Virgin Media because she is staff there rather than working freelance.

She joked: “I am in for the long haul, yeah.”

When Glenda was working on Ireland’s Got Mór Talent when she returned to work in 2018 after giving birth to Bobby and she would love to see the show return to screens at some point.

She said: “It was a great show and I really enjoyed working on it.

“I loved working with Louis and Michelle, Denise and Jason, the judges were great.

“I had so much fun presenting with James Kavanagh, it wasn’t like work at all and we were getting to meet so many different people. An eclectic mix of people who were full of talent and those who were talentless.

“It was fun and I enjoyed working on it as well as looking at it on the TV.”

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