CARLOW’S Kathryn Thomas is favourite to take over the Ray D’Arcy Saturday night chat slot on RTE.
The D’Arcy show is to have a shorter run next year and Kathryn Thomas, Angela Scanlon, Doireann Garrihy, Jennifer Zamparelli and Stefanie Preissner have all presented RTE bosses with pilot shows for possible replacements. Deirdre O’Kane has also auditioned but has not presented a pilot.
Kathryn is 15/8 favourite with the bookies to land the role. The 40-year old Operation Transformation TV star replaced Zamparelli as favourite in the BoyleSports betting.
Four of the women are experienced TV presenters and O’Kane is a regular face on television. Author and columnist Stefanie Preissner is the only outside contender.