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Venice, Italy, Solo on a Budget.

Venice, Italy, Solo on a Budget.

It’s not often an email that hits my inbox gets acted on immediately, but a Ryanair sale announcement just minutes after getting paid was exactly what the doctor ordered. I snapped up a few inexpensive city breaks in double quick time before my sensible side […]

Alison Canavan: Episode 21

Alison Canavan: Episode 21

Irish Model & Author Alison Canavan joins Breifne Earley to discuss her career, life and overcoming addiction to inspiring and motivating others through her work. Over twenty years since she lied about her age to enter and win a modelling competition on Irish TV her […]

This Is Very Unprofessional, But …

This Is Very Unprofessional, But …

I’ve been toying for a few weeks or even months with just walking away from social media altogether. It’s been a long slog and I don’t feel like I’ve made any progress or inroads into making a living or even any form of income from […]

Laura Whitmore: Episode 20

Laura Whitmore: Episode 20

It’s a very exciting week for the Breifne Earley Show as I’m joined by an old friend, TV Presenter & Actor Laura Whitmore (MTV, I’m A Celeb, Strictly Come Dancing), to talk about her eclectic career in a rare long form interview.

Episode 19: Liam Harbison

Episode 19: Liam Harbison

This week Breifne is joined by the new director of the Sport Ireland Institute Liam Harbison. He talks about how his father’s love of sport didn’t fall far from the tree. A fall from a horse during a holiday in Hungary at 19 resulted in […]

The Clash of the Giants

The Clash of the Giants

I’ve been glued to the Indian Pacific Wheel Race over the last couple of weeks with the exploits of the riders in the 5,500 km cross Australian Cycle blowing my mind during that period. I’m talking in particular about the pre race favourites, and current […]

The Week in Pictures: Kerala, India

The Week in Pictures: Kerala, India

Just over a year ago, I had the opportunity to visit Kerala in Southern India as part of the Kerala Blog Express. A tourist board invited group of 30 bloggers from all over the world. Getting to experience the wonders of everything the beautiful state […]

WCR Day 6: Bike Paths, Borders & Bullets

WCR Day 6: Bike Paths, Borders & Bullets

Today was one of the best, and strangest days I’ve had yet, my issues with my Garmin navigation system have been well documented but this morning as it brought me through a hilly area between Homburg and Zweibrucken in Germany I heard a loud volley […]

WCR Day 5: Lost in Luxembourg

WCR Day 5: Lost in Luxembourg

I was a little late getting on the road this morning after struggling to get out of bed in Luxembourg. My legs were beginning to get really tired and took an hour this morning to reprogram my Garmin for the day ahead. I set off […]

Week 15: Birthday Bumps

Week 15: Birthday Bumps

With my birthday falling over the weekend, I wasn’t planning on foregoing some cake on the day, but knew that I needed to behave myself over the remainder of the week to ensure I wouldn’t have gained weight over the course of the rest of […]


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Laura Whitmore: Episode 20

Laura Whitmore: Episode 20

It’s a very exciting week for the Breifne Earley Show as I’m joined by an old friend, TV Presenter & Actor Laura Whitmore (MTV, I’m A Celeb, Strictly Come Dancing), to talk about her eclectic career in a rare long form interview.

Laura talks about her life and career and why treading the boards as Cleo Morey in the stage version Peter James’ Not Dead Enough isn’t as much of a career shift as it seems, growing up in Bray, Co. Wicklow and going to drama lessons to survive being shy and finding her calling there.

Laura discusses her big break on MTV through winning “Pick Me MTV” and finding herself still working for them almost a decade after the year’s contract expired. Laura talks about how her journalism degree and professional experience in radio was the key to taking that opportunity with both hands.

Laura also shares her experience of losing control as part of “Strictly”, dealing with the tabloid media around her personal life, taking part in the bushtucker trials on “I’m A Celebrity”, how real life doesn’t really compare with social media and how important it is not to give away all of yourself and to protect yourself and your privacy.

Laura explains how nice it is to have songs written about you, how obvious it is that people assume she’s had a relationship with every man she’s pictured with or linked to, being star struck by Gay Byrne and Glen Hansard while taking Coldplay and P Diddy in her stride, learning by doing on stage with her leading man Shane Ritchie and the pressures of the business side of the theatre and being responsible for putting bums on seats and her love of murder mysteries including her fascination with Murder She Wrote.

Laura also reveals to Breifne about meeting the nicest people on the street who continue to wish her well with “Aren’t you doing great?”, dealing with people’s preconceptions about who she is, what’s next for her and whether she’d be interested in progressing her acting chops into movies or busting out her singing voice.

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