Despite announcing her departure from Ireland’s Fittest Family earlier this year, former host, Mairead Ronan has revealed that she has no regrets about her decision.
After ten years as host, the presenter shared back in April that she would not be returning to the hit show.
Speaking to the Irish Mirror, Mairead explained how she wanted to spend more time with her three children – Dara, 16, Eliza, 6, and Bonnie, 5.
“I knew leaving it last year when the final was done, I thought, ‘I think this may be my last year’ and I had 90% made up my mind,” she told the publication.
“But I still didn’t have the 10% yet, it’s such a fun job.
“When you’ve done something for 10 years, it feels nice leaving it, it is a nice kind of bookend, a nice round number to go, ‘Go to someone else now’,” she explained.
“And I myself have watched things on TV and gone ‘will they mix it up a bit and put in a new presenter’ so I’m sure there were people sick of watching me for ten years.”
“And it does feel nice. I thought I’d have fomo watching them all on social media, but I didn’t, and I think that is because the decision was mine and wasn’t made for me.”
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So will she be watching this year?
Absolutely, with Mairead adding: “I will 100 per cent watch, I love the show, and for me this year it is the first time I will be watching not knowing what happens.”
Ireland’s Fittest Family returns to television with new host Laura Fox on RTÉ One on Sunday, October 29 at 6:30pm.
We can’t wait!