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Brian on Irish TV

Brian is becoming quite a regular on Irish TV.
He has now begun his weekly slot on the Seoige & O’Shea show on Rte 1.

Swap Shop 9.11.2007 Week 1
Brian was set the challenge of swapping a signed photo of Joe and Grainne the show’s presenters for something of greater value. For this assignment that will last up until Christmas, Brian will travel the length and breadth of Ireland, continually trading up the item he gets the previous week, hopefully ending with a grand prize that will be auctioned for charity.
His first swap was in Dublin City, where he swapped the signed photo for a €1000 digital camera.

Swap Shop 16.11.2007 Week 2
Week two and Brian was in Naas, Kildare. Here he managed to exchange the €100 digital camera for a weekend spa break at the Killashee House Hotel Naas, worth €1500.

Swap Shop 23.11.2007 Week 3
This week Brian was live in the studio to talk about how successful he has been so far with his swaps. They showed footage of his trip to Drogheda where he was able to swap his a weekend spa break at the Killashee House Hotel Naas, worth €1500 for a black ceramic watch with a value of €2750. In the coming weeks he is off to Belfast and Cork to do more swapping..

Later in the show he took part in ‘Talking Point’ of the day which was discussing a recent survey showing that an astonishing one third of Irish men having their own set of hair straighteners. . So they asked 'Was there anything wrong with men being vain?' Brian of course had plenty to say about the benefits of fake tans and using straighteners. Other member of the panel were journalist Miriam Lee, Declan Leavy of 'Social & Personal' and rugby player Shane Byrne, who was treated to a make over- tune in to see how he scrubbed up!

25 Nov 2007 by christine

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