Irish singer gets her own live RTÉ show

Exciting news for Dubliner Imelda May, who will host her own weekly show on RTÉ this autumn.

The rockabilly singer will be the face of a new music series, The Imelda May Show, which will be filmed in front of a live studio audience. A spokesperson said that the songstress’ show “will feature chat and live performances from legendary musicians, and brand new acts from Ireland and around the world.”

Back in March, Imelda hosted a one-off version of the programme that RTÉ have now commissioned for a full series. It’s hoped her new project will be similar to the BBC’s Later… With Jools Holland.

Speaking about TV presenting, Imelda said “I have absolutely no longing or ambitions to be a TV presenter but when I heard about this music show I was very interested… And of course, Jools Holland gave me my break on his TV show."

We’re delighted for her!