Dáithí Ó Sé has opened up about the potential for The Rose of Tralee coming back in 2021.
The annual contest sadly had to be cancelled last year due to the Covid-19 pandemic, but viewers are hopeful we will see it back on screens later this year.
Speaking with The Irish Mirror, presenter, Dáithí Ó Sé shared; “I don’t know if it’s happening but I’m hopeful we’ll have a Rose of Tralee at some stage in 2021.”
However, he also spoke about the fact that some people believe the contest to be outdated; “For people who don’t like it, there’s nothing I’m going to say after 10 years hosting it at this stage that is going to change their mind.”
“I won’t waste my time or their time. I wouldn’t be bothered entertaining negativity, there’s so much begrudgery in the world at the moment with the whole pandemic.”
“The pandemic is feeding enough negativity especially for me so I wouldn’t entertain that.”
The 44-year-old has been hosting the pageant for ten years now, and spoke about what it means to the people of Tralee; “We did a look back of my 10 years as host last year and you talk to the people of Tralee, what it means to them.”
“Then there’s the economic side, it’s worth €10million a year to the town,” he added.
“This is what we’re doing, we’re doing it to enjoy ourselves and if you want to come along for the spin, you’re more than welcome. If not, that’s fine too,” he added.