Love Island winner Greg O’Shea has officially joined the RTÉ 2FM family, as he’s set to replace Eoghan McDermott on the Breakfast Show.
While Eoghan heads off to do the voice-over for Love Island Australia for nine weeks, Greg will team up with Eoghan’s co-host Doireann Garrihy to present the daily morning show.
The news was confirmed during Greg’s appearance on The Late Late Show on Friday night.
The Limerick rugby player will commence his co-presenting duties with Doireann on 23rd September and continue until November 20th, and said he can’t wait to get started.
There our new breakfast host… @GOSofficialpage will join @DoireannGarrihy on #2FMBREAKFAST while @eoghanmcdermo goes off to be an absolute superstar on @LoveIslandAU 🙌🏼#latelate pic.twitter.com/FsIZ0Ak58e
— RTÉ 2FM (@RTE2fm) September 6, 2019
He said: “I am honestly over-the-moon to have the opportunity to work alongside Doireann while Eoghan is away. She is an amazing woman, so talented and I know I’ll learn loads from her!”
“I will have to get a few tips from Eoghan on how to take on the early mornings but I’m really looking forward to giving it a go and having some craic.”
Doireann said: “When I met Greg this week he said I reminded him of his sister! I’m taking it as a compliment, and a sign that we’re going to have great craic.”
“Any Love Island fan will have seen just how genuine, sound and fun Greg is…roll on the early mornings! And Eoghan, don’t fret…he’s keeping your seat warm!”
Eoghan said: “2FM Breakfast and Love Island are both potentially career defining gigs and to be involved in either would be a dream. To be involved in both is mind-bending!”
“I’m absolutely thrilled that Greg is stepping into the hot-seat whilst I’m filming in Fiji. Obviously his biceps and abs are puny and embarrassing in comparison to mine, but I’ve no doubt he’ll be a huge hit with the breakfast family and keep Doireann on her toes.”
Dan Healy, Head of 2FM and Radio Strategy, said: “It has been amazing few months for 2FM, the new breakfast show has been doing really well. The speed at which Eoghan and Doireann’s chemistry took off has been stunning.”
“As we know, Eoghan is heading off to Love Island Australia for 9 weeks, which is a great opportunity for him.”
“As Eoghan goes to Love Island Australia, Greg O’Shea, the winner of Love Island will come to 2FM from Monday 23rd September. We are very excited, we did the pilot this week and we think we have a major radio star in Greg,” he added.