Ireland’s Fittest Family announces new host and coach

Ireland's Fittest Family
Ireland’s Fittest Family

Mairéad Ronan shocked viewers when she announced that she would no longer be hosting Ireland’s Fittest Family.

The beloved RTÉ show has been on the search for a new face to take the reins.

Now the broadcaster has revealed who will be taking on the mantle as well as a brand new judge for the upcoming season.

2FM presenter Laura Fox will step into Mairéad’s shoes as presenter!

“I’ve been a fan of Ireland’s Fittest Family for a long time, it’s such a feelgood, brilliant programme for all the family,” Laura gushed about the role.

“Mairéad Ronan was a fantastic presenter on the show, and I’m just delighted to be following in her footsteps. I can’t wait to get started working with the incredible team of coaches on the show and the super-fit families who are going to be coming our way to take part later this year. It’s a dream job for me.”

As for the new coach, Olympian Sonia O’Sullivan will be putting the families through their paces this year.

The athlete will be stepping in for Anna Geary, who is expecting her first child over the summer.

Commenting on taking on her new coaching role, Sonia O’Sullivan said: “I have always loved Ireland’s Fittest Family as it’s a positive promotion of fitness, so it makes it extra special to be joining the line-up of coaches this year.

“I’ve big shoes to keep warm for Anna Geary, but of course I’m in it to win, so Donncha, Nina and Davy… I’m here to compete and I’m very excited to get started!”


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