Belfast Telegraph

Wednesday 23 July 2014

Friday night comeback for TV host gerry

The Big Man, Gerry Kelly, who gave up his long-running chat show at Christmas, is making a speedy return to the UTV screen on Friday night.

The Big Man, Gerry Kelly, who gave up his long-running chat show at Christmas, is making a speedy return to the UTV screen on Friday night.

He will be launching a new series called Gerry Meets, (on screen at 8.30pm) with an interview with bestselling author Maeve Binchy at her home in Dalkey, Co Dublin.

"If I stopped working I'd die," confessed Gerry, who also has his Sunday morning radio programme on new station U105.

"Talking to Maeve was fascinating, about her childhood in Dalkey where, in her day, the chip shop only opened at weekends."

Maeve will be telling Kelly about the afternoon in 1983 when she got a phone call that changed her life - the call that informed her the paperback rights for her first novel 'Light a Penny Candle' had been sold for £58,000.

Future guests in a 30-programme series, with repeats on Sundays, will include Bertie Ahern, soccer boss Martin O'Neill and Daniel O'Donnell.

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