Here’s Lucy

TV and radio presenter, Lucy Kennedy, 37, can’t wait to start work with her “new husband” on TV3 next month.

Here’s Lucy

Late Lunch Live kicks-off on Monday, Sept 30, with Martin King as co-host.

Lucy left RTÉ last year but expect to find her in vintage form — mega-watt energy and on-tap humour.

“I’m not as polished as the TV3 girls — they always look immaculate and sound immaculate,” she says. “If I remember to put on my bra and socks, I am doing well. I’m like Bridget Jones, but, hopefully, I’ll add a little bit of fun to the afternoon.”

Off-screen, her husband is Carlow man, Richard Governey. They married in Italy in 2008 and have two children, Jack (3) and Holly (1).

* Lucy Kennedy recently launched Ulster Bank MoneySense at Home — a free online platform providing parents and families with financial guidance and learning tools.

What shape are you in?

Mentally, I am in the best shape ever — I am very excited about the new show. I am slim, probably at my slimmest. I did a very strict diet last year and lost a stone. But I am not at my fittest. I need to start exercising properly, definitely. My children are my exercise right now.

Do have you any health concerns?

No, thank God. Nothing yet.

What are your healthiest eating habits?

I am a Taurus, so I love my food. I am constantly planning the next meal. I am the dream guest, because I never draw a breath and I eat everything. I’m obsessed with salads. I eat tomatoes like apples.

What is your guiltiest pleasure?

Chocolate, red wine, white bread. I have to make a conscious effort to not open the fridge after 8pm. That is when I am at my naughtiest.

What would keep you awake at night?

Worry. If either of the children was sick, even if it was a bad cold, I would worry. I think every mother worries. I’ve always been OK work-wise.

How do you relax?

I love the bath — I am like a mermaid. My dream job would be to present the show from the bath. Because I am quite an active person, and I talk and laugh and mess all day, I need to switch off in the evening.

Who would you invite to your dream dinner party?

Will Ferrell, Ricky Gervais, Davina McCall, Jeremy Kyle — he is really nice in real life — Michael D Higgins — he’s great fun — and I’d have to ask my mum, because she’d love to meet all these people.

What is your favourite smell?

I’m obsessed with coconut, from body washes to lip balms and shampoos. It’s the whole holiday feeling I get. My favourite perfume is Coco Mademoiselle — I’ve worn it for years.

What would you like to change about your appearance?

I’d like to change my nose — it’s too long. I’m like Dustin the Turkey. My hair — I have a lot of it, but it’s very thin. Bigger boobs, a bit of lipo on the arms, a bit of lipo on the butt cheeks and be four inches taller — I’m 5ft 4in. Otherwise, I’m fine.

When did you last cry?

Watching my pal, Maia Dunphy, in the final of Celebrity Masterchef. And when I saw her cry, I cried. I am a big believer in crying. I always encourage anyone around me to cry.

What trait do you least like in others?

Bitchiness. If I get a sense anyone is bitchy, I will cross the room. A very close second is people who are tight with their cash.

What trait do you least like in yourself?

I am very stubborn. If I really, really believe in something, it would take a JCB to move me.

Do you pray?

Yes. I pray to Our Lady. I feel bad, because usually I pray when I want something. I make an effort to pray every night and, since becoming a mum, I am generally that little more thankful.

What would cheer up your day?

I suffer from SAD. I am happier when the sun shines. I feel a little more giddy.

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