Craig Doyle: Episode 179

18Feb

Craig Doyle is one of Ireland’s most successful broadcasting exports. This week we hear the surprising path behind Craig’s career, which includes field reporting on regional radio, attempting to control the Spice Girls as host of The Disney Club, anchoring Grandstand, travel reporting and of course, hosting his own live talk shows. In this unbelievably candid conversation, Craig reveals the moment on air that almost killed his career before it took off (27:00), how he still needs to find the courage each and every time he has to speak in front of people (37:00), a bizarre run in with the world champion of obnoxious behaviour Jeremy Clarkson (35:00) and why he likens working for RTÉ to having terrible sex with an old friend (1:18:00).

In a career that has seen its fair share of highs and lows, Craig discusses the story behind the newspaper headline that broke his parents hearts (55:00), while also revealing why he did a photoshoot for a gay magazine just to stick it to the then notoriously stuffy BBC (37:00). It's a rare insight into one of the most talked about television personalities in Irish history.

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