Elaine Crowley gushes about her friendship with Ireland AM co-star Katja Mia

Elaine Crowley at the Platinum VIP Style Awards 2023 at the Dublin Royal Convention Centre in Golden Lane, Dublin. Picture: Brian McEvoy

Elaine Crowley is a part of Ireland AM’s weekend trio, with Katja Mia and Martin King. But they are more than just co-workers as she told us at the Platinum VIP Style Awards.

Catching up with the journalist on the red carpet, she was in high spirits, saying: “The sun is shinning, and everything is wonderful, the colour is amazing here, and I’m after getting an epiphany of late, that you just have to grab life by the balls.”

Reminiscing about last year’s event, Elaine confessed it was where she first met her, now co-presenter, Katja.

As she told us: “Actually I met her for the first time, here at the VIP Style Awards last years. She was sitting next to me, and I went into my boss and said, ‘oh my god, I’ve met the most amazing girl’ She’d already been on their radar but I didn’t know that. I was like ‘I know she’s destine for stardom.'”

Katja Mia, Elaine Crowley and Martin King Pic: Brian McEvoy

Opening up about their friendship, the Cork woman said: “I love her to bits, she’s the nicest girl, the most humble girl.”

“I’m really protective of her actually, which I’m sure is a bit annoying for her. We’re the same size so we share shoes, and clothes and everything. I’ll go ‘crap, I forgot my shoes today’ and she’ll go ‘sure have mine, its all good.'”

While she and Martin are also close, the presenter joked: “But I can’t really share with Martin, he doesn’t wear the same shoe size as me,”

Elaine Crowley pictured at the Irish Film and Television Awards (IFTA) 2023 at the Dublin Royal Convention Centre. Picture: Brian McEvoy

Elaine has been at the helm of the weekend slot since 2021, and worked on the show before that as well. But despite her experience the early mornings are still a challenge.

“I hate early mornings, I am not a morning person, we all know that. I’ve been saying it for 20 years. I did Ireland AM for eight years, went off it for ten years, and now I’m back on Ireland AM, but I am not a morning person. Everyone knows I’m not a morning person.”

“I need at least for cups of coffee before I can function, and that will never change. The show is wonderful though. The team are wonderful, and I have great awul craic, but I’m a cranky aul fecker in the mornings, and they all know that and they indulge me,” she confessed.  

Pic: Brian McEvoy

Sharing what she has been up to as of late, Elaine revealed: “Its quite enough, I spend a lot of time at home with my family, and writing a couple of scripts, just chillin.”

And, of course, it wouldn’t be the most glam night of the year without the inside scoop on Elaine’s beauty routine, so the presenter shared her three dessert island beauty products with us.

“Sunscreen, more sunscreen…and more sunscreen.”

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