EXCLUSIVE! Mark Cagney: “I’m going through a career crisis”

The tv presenter has revealed he doesn't know how much longer he wants to continue

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Mark met VIP’s Bianca Luykx for a candid chat recently. Pic: Naomi Gaffey

After 15 years of fronting Ireland AM, Mark Cagney has revealed he is going through a “career crisis”.

Speaking exclusively to VIP, the TV3 star has opened up about how he isn’t sure of how much longer he can present the show.

“I’m going through a career crisis! I’ve been asking myself ‘How much longer can I do this for?” he said.

Mark and Bianca strike a pose!
Mark and Bianca strike a pose! Pic: Naomi Gaffey

The host admitted that he has found the past year difficult due to health complications, which has had a huge impact on him.

“This last year has been tough. I finally went in and got my back done…a double lumbar and fusion. It went well but major surgery takes its toll.”

“When I was in hospital I got pneumonia. And that actually caused me more problems than the surgery,” he revealed.

Is Mark set to leave Ireland AM!? Pic: Naomi Gaffey

The 58-year-old also said he finds himself growing weary of the 3 a.m starts that the job involves.

“Honestly, if there was something else that piqued my interest, I’d walk away. That’s not to say I’m unhappy with it, or I don’t love it, or that I don’t love the people I work with… I mean I’ve helped build the thing and I wouldn’t walk away from it easily.

“But I would walk away if the right thing came along.”

For the full interview, grab a copy of this month’s VIP Magazine, out in shops now.




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