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Erin McGregor: ‘I worked Christmas week in a salon – I think I can handle the PANTO’

The TV star opens up about taking to the stage for the first time

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Erin McGregor has opened up about taking to the stage for the first time – admitting she’s prepared for all the hard work.

The mum-of-two has joined this year’s Christmas panto┬áin Dublin’s Olympia theatre, alongside James Patrice and Rory Cowan.

Appearing on RTE’s Ray D’Arcy Show, Erin said people have been warning her that the panto is seriously hard work – as she will have to perform twice a day.

Erin will star in the Olympia Christmas Panto

But when Ray asked how she will handle such a stressful week during Christmas, Erin replied: “I’m a hairdresser by trade.

“I worked Christmas week in a salon, I know what hard work is.

“I’ve delivered two babies…I think I can handle panto,” she added.

Erin also killed it in Ray’s quiz Look Who’s Behind You – and of course her brother Conor McGregor got a mention: