Martin King chats early mornings on Ireland AM

Martin King Pic: Brian McEvoy

Martin King swapped The Six O’Clock Show for Ireland AM at the end of 2022.

It’s a big change for the presenter who has been the face of Virgin Media’s evening show since 2015.

Speaking at their spring launch, he tells VIP Magazine: “Having to get up at four in the morning is new to me. But there’s a good vibe already.”

So when did he know about joining the iconic morning show for the weekend lineup?

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

“I knew about it from September. I got a phone call and I was asked if I was interested in moving because Simon had left a massive gap,” he explains.

“They had some presenters in covering the role, but they wanted somebody long-term and they wanted it to be me.”

Of course, who wouldn’t want Martin on their show?

“I had to put my finger to my lip and I couldn’t say a word until we were allowed to talk about it. I wanted to tell my colleagues on The Six O’Clock Show a couple of weeks beforehand but the bosses said no.

“Then Greg was announced as the new presenter of The Six O’Clock Show and I was announced as the new presenter of Ireland AM. It was also announced that Katja was joining the team.”

Martin King Pic: Brian McEvoy

You can find out all about how Greg is getting on in his new role here.

Martin King appears on Ireland AM alongside Elaine Crowley and Katja Mia Fridays to Sundays

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