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Eoghan McDermott's star is on the rise with a big new role at 2FM

He’s taking over from Colm Hayes.

rte-picture-of-eoghan-mcdermott Source: RTÉ

THERE WAS GOOD news for radio presenter Eoghan McDermott today, with RTÉ announcing the big-haired young star will be taking over a flagship 2fm show.

McDermott is to take over from Colm Hayes to become the new presenter of the peaktime evening drive slot on the station.

2fm praised his “unique style of presenting”, and noted that he will be familiar to 2fm listeners “as he has presented on the station across many parts of the schedule”.

McDermott himself said on Twitter:

Hayes is believed to be moving to a weekend breakfast show.

McDermott completed his honours degree in Politics & Irish UCD, before moving to New York to study at the Broadway Dance Centre.

After a spell as an actor, he was picked up by BBC Northern Ireland to present their chat/music show Imeall Geal, which led to a role on TG4′s Pop4, which he has presented for three seasons.

He also had his own radio show on Spin1038, and has been co-host of the TV show The Voice, alongside Kathryn Thomas.

“To be given a national platform with Ireland’s most iconic station is a genuine honour,” said McDermott. “It’s also a privilege to be handed the baton by the legendary Colm Hayes, one of the most recognisable voices in the country. I look forward to wooing the audience with my original beat poetry. Failing that, a socially reflective, big tune pumping, mischief-making hotpot is order of the day.”

Head of 2fm Dan Healy said that Eoghan McDermott “is one of the country’s up and coming radio presenters” who ”will be a real asset to the 2fm team”.

He is a dynamic and creative presenter and will build on the significant growth that Colm has already created within that slot.

In May, McDermott made some controversial comments about RTÉ’s referendum gag order, before backtracking and saying his comments were due to a “heightened emotional state”.

Read: Eoghan McDermott has backtracked on his rant about RTÉ’s referendum gag order>

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