I cannot believe that Sharon Ni Bheolain is still employed by RTE to read the Six-One News, she is truly awful in my opinion.
Everyone knows who I'm talking about ~ Yes that's right, the sexy one who looks like she has been shrink wrapped in cling film before being poured into a barbie doll dress
Every evening she does my head-in, & no doubt also 'does-in' poor long suffering Brian Dobson's head also.
What really grates with me is her silly 'gravel effect' voice which she has obviously cultivated, in which she seems to dileberately drag certain words through the depths of her throat gravel, gravel, gravel to make her sound more interesting maybe or more mature (with more authority)??? whatever the reason, that silly 'voice thing' really does my head-in, add to that her even sillier punctuation, which seems to have commas in the middle, of some sentences, but not in others ? whilst at the same time she speaks to us (the viewers) in a very slow & excessively patronising way (as if we are slightly retarded)? and finally, whats with her Make-up artist?
God preserve us, whats going on with the Panda Eyes, the Rouge, the Eye Liner & the mascara, the always unpredictable Mad Hair ??? Am I the only one to think that its totally OTT for a professional News reader?
The first time I heard Sharon I wanted to send a Box of Strepsills in the post to ease her sore & croaky throat, but then after about three weeks I thought 'Hang on a Minute' this 'Craoky Voice' thing is an Act?
(or just pure Affectation)?
There must I thought, be other more capable, more mature Female Newsreaders who RTE could employ for the Six-One News? Gráinne Seoige comes to mind (A true professional News reader) without Affectation.
Listening & Watching Sharon on the Six-One was funny at first, but its gone beyond a joke now, & its embarrassing when you compare her to female presenters from other Stations (or even to other RTE News readers).
Anyone agree or disagree with my observations? feel free to comment . . . .