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Love Island's Maura Higgins lands presenting role on new TV show

·2-min read
Photo credit: Karwai Tang
Photo credit: Karwai Tang

Love Island star Maura Higgins has been lined up to present Ireland's equivalent of makeup-based reality show Glow Up.

Premiering in the UK on BBC Three back in March 2019, the outing sees aspiring make-up artists take on a series of weekly challenges and battle it out to bag the crown and win a contract assisting some of the industry's biggest names.

Just last week, season three was won by Suffolk-based student Sophie Baverstock.

Photo credit: Karwai Tang
Photo credit: Karwai Tang

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Initially, it was hosted by former Strictly Come Dancing champion Stacey Dooley before Maya Jama took over.

"I'm so excited to be the presenter of the first-ever Glow Up Ireland," Higgins said in a statement (via Tyla), confirming that it'll air on RTÉ.

"Having watched the last few series of the show in the UK, this is such an amazing opportunity and the fact that this is my first presenting job and it's in Ireland is so overwhelming.

"It's such a pinch-me moment to be doing this back in my home country. I actually can't believe it. Obviously, we're expecting a very high standard of Irish talent to come forward."

Photo credit: Wall to Wall / Guy Levy - BBC
Photo credit: Wall to Wall / Guy Levy - BBC


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Maura went on to add that hopefuls can apply now to be in with a chance of landing "one of the top 10 coveted spots."

"Deadline for application is Sunday, June 20 so get in touch immediately!"

Glow Up series 1-3 are available to stream on BBC iPlayer now.

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