RTE’s Sinead Kennedy leaves Today Show as she signs off for maternity leave – RSVP Live
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Daithi O’Se paid tribute to his Today Show co-presenter Sinead Kennedy as she has officially started maternity leave.
The Cork native is due her first baby this month with husband Conor Kirwan and wrapped up her final Today show of the season on Tuesday.
Sinead will be back on our screens in September, but for now is on maternity leave as she prepares to become a first time mum.
Co-host Daithi was on hand to pay tribute to Sinead on Tuesday’s show and wished her the very best of luck.
“From everyone on the show we wish you all the best with the baby,” he started.
“We’re going to miss you so much. You came here last September Sinead, you have brightened up our Mondays and Tuesdays no end – we just love you so much here.
“As a dad, when [his son] Micheal came along, there’s an extra gear of love inside you that you don’t know you have yet – but when the baby looks up at you and you look back at the baby, there’s nothing nicer in this world.”
Sinead was moved by Daithi’s kind words, jokingly telling viewers: “And none of this is written down lads, that’s what I can’t get over. You actually might mean this! You really love me!”
Thanking everyone on the Today Show for their support, the TV favourite went on: “I have nothing prepared, no speech. I’m going to miss you all terribly.
“Thank you so much for the craic, we’ve had too much fun. Thank you to all of the crew, I love you all dearly. It’s like being back home, this is where it all began for me, so I’m delighted.”
This week RTE confirmed that Blathnaid Treacy will replace Sinead on Mondays and Tuesdays for the remainder of the month, hinting that more presenters could also fill the slot.
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Meanwhile, show regular Maura Derrane will continue to host the show alongside Daithi on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.
Sinead will return to Today in September, after the show returns from it’s usual summer break.
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