TV presenter / broadcaster
One of the country's fastest rising stars, Bláthnaid Treacy is currently host of RTÉ One's Can’t Stop Dancing, her own behind-the-scenes series and weekly companion show to audience favourite, Dancing with the Stars; the fourth series of the ratings smash hit returns to air January 2019. Bláthnaid also hosts the National Lottery and RTÉ 2FM's popular National Chart Show (Fridays, 8-10pm), bilingually counting down the top thirty tunes of the week.
Music fans will be familiar with Bláthnaid as the national broadcaster's go-to music presenter. In 2017 she took on the role of co-anchor of The Electric Picnic Show alongside Eoghan McDermott, following a successful stint as the production's roving reporter. Prior to that she presented the European Border Breaker Awards (EBBAs) in both 2015 and 2016.
Now an influential voice in the Irish music industry, Bláthnaid is the natural choice to present highlights of the RTÉ Choice Music Prize in Vicar Street; she returned to the role in March 2018 for a third consecutive outing. An adept interviewer, Bláthnaid is known for her entertaining and insightful conversations with celebrity subjects ranging from rock royalty to Hollywood stars. Slash, Professor Green, Olly Murs, Jim Carrey, Jennifer Aniston, Harrison Ford, Will Ferrell and Chris Hemsworth are just a few internationally known names from an extensive list.
Bláthnaid's television experience began in 1988 - at the tender age of just three months she hit Irish screens as daughter of Biddy and Miley in RTÉ cultural phenomenon, Glenroe. Once the hugely popular show ended, Bláthnaid focused on completing an honours degree in Irish and Archaeology from University College Dublin. She returned to broadcasting with the IFTA-nominated TG4 travel show Ó Tholg go Tolg (From Couch to Couch) which saw her couch-surf across eastern Europe, cultivating a lifelong passion for travel.
Wanderlust temporarily sated, Bláthnaid moved to live entertainment spending four years hosting Two Tube (RTÉ 2), the core weekday show for RTÉ's young people programming strand.