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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 in 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: