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6 things we already know about RTÉ's new Xposé rival

Glenda Gilson and co are being given a run for their money.

WATCH OUT, TV3 - RTÉ has commissioned a pilot for a new fashion and entertainment show in the style of Xposé to air twice a week.

But will it be up to the task? Here are six things we know about the new programme, evaluated for glamour.

1. It’s called Bounce

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We’re not really sure why, or what it has to do with entertainment, but we’ll give them a chance to prove themselves.

Glam Factor: 2/10. Not glamorous at all.

2. There will be three presenters

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Nadia Forde (still chasing the dream), Jack Reynor’s fiancée Madeline Mulqueen and RTÉ stalwart Eoghan McDermott will be fronting the programme.

But who will emerge as the darling Karen Koster of the group? Who?

Glam Factor: 6/10. Mmf.

3. There will be London and LA correspondents

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According to the Daily Mail, presenter Diana Bunici will be reporting from all the London red carpets, while model Roz Lipsett (pictured above with a crisp) will be filling us in on all the showbiz gossip from her home in Los Angeles.

Glam Factor: 8/10. This is fancy sh** right here.

4. It’s made by the company behind Fade Street

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AND Dublin Wives, lest we forget. If you’re into campy good fun, this will be music to your ears.

Glam Factor: 7/10 for precedent.

5. Nicola Hughes will show up on Bounce too

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We’d never heard of model Nicola Hughes before last month, and now she’s on Made In Chelsea AND RTÉ’s new reality show Exiles AND doing segments for Bounce, according to the Irish Independent.

Glam Factor: 6/10 for ubiquity.

6. Xposé isn’t scared, OK?

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After news of Bounce broke yesterday, TV3′s Lisa Cannon told that “there is plenty of room” for a new entertainment news show.

Xpose is well-established and has been at the forefront of entertainment for the guts of a decade, so I certainly don’t think that will change. We’re quite fashion driven too. We’re not worried at all.

Glam Factor: A very un-scary 5/10.


Bounce may be lacking in essential glam on the surface, but the sheer amount of It Girls and international correspondents on the roster is promising. Will it have Xposé quaking in its Louboutins? We’ll have to wait and see.

Vincent Browne presented Xposé with Glenda Gilson, and it was glorious>

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