Off the Rails (TV series)

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Off the Rails
Genre Reality television
Created by Mary Curtis
Presented by Liz Bonnin
Pamela Flood
Caroline Morahan
Country of origin Ireland
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 5
Running time 30 minutes
Original network RTÉ One
Original release 27 September 2000

Off the Rails is a fashion magazine show presented by Pamela Flood and Caroline Morahan shown on RTÉ One. The show was previously presented by Liz Bonnin and Flood, before Bonnin decided to leave. In 2005, RTÉ changed the format to "Beat the Stylist" where a friend or family member tried to get the person being made over to pick their clothes instead of the stylist's choice. In 2006, RTÉ reverted to the original format. In 2008, amid rumours of its axing, Brendan Courtney and Sonya Lennon took over as co-presenters.[1]

Current presenters[edit]

Brendan Courtney Over the past 5 years[when?] Brendan has co-produced and presented The Clothes Show in the UK and has hosted many of RTÉ's programmes including the channels 40th Anniversary Celebrations. He has since presented and produced with his UK based production company, Giant Film & TV of which he is Creative Director. He was previously Ireland's first openly gay presenter.[2]

Sonya Lennon Widely regarded[by whom?] as one of Ireland's top fashion stylists, having established a reputation for creative excellence over almost twenty years.[citation needed] Her work is distinguished by a meticulous attention to detail for fashion and styling and intuitive awareness of the demands of each production.[citation needed]


2009 Format Trend Report, Makeover, Behind the Scenes[citation needed]

Off The Rails Love Your Look – Book Published in 2009[citation needed]

2010 Format Trend Report, Steal Her Style, Makeover, Behind the Scenes[citation needed]

2011 Name amended to Off the Rails on Tour[citation needed]

Format amended to have an interactive fashion show with locals when travelling around different regions of Ireland.[citation needed]

Format Trend Report, Steal Her Style, Makeover, Behind the Scenes, Catwalk Show - Street Style – Stylists Challenge[citation needed]


  1. ^ "A stylish match". 13 September 2008. Retrieved 13 September 2008. 
  2. ^ "RTÉ's new Cilla is a gay man". Irish Independent. 13 August 2000. Retrieved 30 July 2011.