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Now Alison takes Pot Luck

By Eddie McIlwaine

ALISON Comyn - the girl with the hour-glass figure who does not have to watch what she eats is about to take Pot Luck - with a cookery game show.

ALISON Comyn - the girl with the hour-glass figure who does not have to watch what she eats is about to take Pot Luck - with a cookery game show.

Miss Comyn, who has been reading the news on BBCNI screens, is moving back south of the border to host a new series of RTE's Pot Luck.

But she will not be lost to Ulster viewers - thousands across the province now tune into RTE daily.

Alison was the first choice of award-winning programme maker Brian Waddell for Pot Luck.

'When you find a lady who can think on her feet, has the gift of the gab and never counts the calories, you have the perfect presenter for a tasty show like this,' said Waddell, at his Holywood studios.

Alison will be seen in her new role in July and mum Phyllis, in Drogheda, is delighted her daughter is returning to the station where her career began as a continuity announcer.

She also worked as a reporter for Janet Street Porter's LiveTV Company in London, before switching to BBCNI's Newsline and as the first hostess of the Saints and Scholars quiz.

'I'm thrilled,' said Alison, who has never had to diet in her life.

'Especially since my brother Michael has just been named as a presenter on RTE's new 24-hour classical music station Lyric FM.

'It's a double-header for the Comyns.'Among the chefs taking part in Pot Luck will be Nick Price, of Belfast's Nick's Warehouse, Donal Keane, of the Londonderry Arms in Carnlough, Jeanne Rankin of Roscoff in Belfast and celebrity chef Antony-Worrell Thompson of the Bistrorganic chain in England.

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