The three judges consist of publisher Michael O’Doherty, former MTV presenter Emma Ledden and public relations specialist Gerry Lundberg.
Each judge will bring their individual experience and expertise to the show which will be vital when selecting the new Xposé Presenter. The newest member of the team will join Karen Koster, Glenda Gilson, Lisa Cannon and Aisling O’Loughlin on the daily entertainment show, Xposé.
Applications opened 15th May and closed Wednesday 3rd June at 5pm. TV3 received over 1,000 individual applications and show reels, with an upsurge in delivery the days prior to the closing date. Applicants included a variety of people with very different backgrounds including reality TV Stars from Ireland and the UK, both former and the Current Miss Ireland representatives, many working journalists, twins, models, beauty pageant winners and children’s TV presenters.
The finalists will face the team of Michael O’Doherty, Emma Ledden and Gerry Lundberg on the judging panel. Over the course of Total Xposure, the contestants will complete a number of tasks directly relating to the potential job to join the Xposé team.
The first hour long show will air June 30th and run for eight consecutive weeks. The new presenter will be revealed on the final show Tuesday, August 18th.
Director of Programming, Ben Frow said: "The judges will bring a wealth of knowledge to the show, while bringing a level of honesty, compassion, sensitivity and in some cases frankness that can only come from experience within their individual industries. The show is sure to produce a lot of fun over the summer weeks.”