Kathryn Thomas (born 1 January 1979) is an Irish television presenter.
Early life [ edit ]
Thomas attended the national school on the Green Road, Carlow and began her secondary school years in
St Leo's College, Carlow. In her second year, she transferred to The King's Hospital in Dublin as a boarder. [1 ] She studied Arts (English, Sociology and Information Studies) at [2 ] University College Dublin but left before finishing as she won a contract to present the children's television programme Rapid. She also took London Guildhall acting exams to Grade 8.
Television [ edit ]
Thomas's break into television came when she co-presented
Rapid, a youth sports show, with Dublin GAA star Jason Sherlock during the 1990s.
Thomas worked on the television series
No Frontiers, which included assignment stories about boomeranging in Australia, [3 ] bungee jumping in New Zealand, child trafficking in Namibia, and American football.
In 2008, Thomas co-presented
with Winning Streak: Dream Ticket Aidan Power. From 2009, she co-presented , with Winning Streak Marty Whelan. She left [4 ] Winning Streak in December 2011. [5 ]
In 2011, she became the new presenter of
on Operation Transformation RTÉ One. In August 2011, it was announced that she would host the Irish version of [6 ] , The Voice . The Voice of Ireland [7 ]
In 2012, Thomas stormed the stage during a performance by
Alabama 3 at the 9th Irish Film & Television Awards, and wagged her finger at the rock band after they sang a song with the lyrics "fuck the police". She accused Alabama 3 of inciting people to violence. [8 ]
Thomas has stepped in for
John Murray on RTÉ Radio 1 and also hosts an RTÉ Radio 1 quiz show.
Personal life [ edit ]
Thomas, had a five year relationship with Garda Enda Waters which ended in July 2012 .
She has being dating businessman Padraig McLoughlin since summer 2013. [9 ] [10 ]
In 2005, Thomas won the
Irish Travel Writer of the Year. Travel Extra
In 2008, Thomas won the Sony Bravia TV Personality of the Year at the
Irish Film and Television Awards (IFTAs) in Dublin, as well as Best Female Presenter at the TV Now Awards.
In February 2012, she came third in a poll to find Ireland's most desirable Valetines.
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