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The Six O'Clock Show is an Irish evening-time television show on Virgin Media One (formerly known as "TV3"). It is a live show, and provides chat, live music, cooking, entertainment, showbiz and technology updates. It replaced The 7 O'Clock Show as Emmerdale and Coronation Street returned to TV3.[1][2]

The Six O'Clock Show
The Six O'Clock Show Logo TV3.jpg
GenreChat Show
Presented byMartin King
Muireann O'Connell
Ray Foley
Country of originRepublic of Ireland
Original language(s)English
Production location(s)Virgin Media Television HD Studio,
Ballymount, Dublin
Original networkVirgin Media One
Picture format720p (16:9 HDTV)
Original release1 December 2016 (2016-12-01) –
Preceded byThe 7 O'Clock Show
Related showsIreland AM, Midday, Xposé, TV3 News The 7 O'Clock Show
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The Seven O'Clock Show first began as an early afternoon show live on TV3 then called Late Lunch Live. As part of the revamp of TV3's daytime schedule due to falling audience figures an extended version of Ireland AM and Late Lunch Live replaced The Morning Show.[3] Late Lunch Live premiered on 30 September 2013, airing every Monday to Friday from 14:00.[4] By 2014 the show was moved to a new timeslot of 15:30 to 16:30. The programme featured in-studio guests, live performances, updates on showbiz, TV, technology, events around the country and general chat with its daily guests.

On 30 January 2015 the TV3 Group confirmed Late Lunch Live would be replaced with The Seven O'Clock Show, which premiered on 16 February 2015.[5] Both presenters of Late Lunch Live joined the new show.

With the refresh and rebrand to The Seven O' Clock Show, Lucy Kennedy and Martin King present the show four days a week with a rotation of presenters on Friday's edition. This includes Ray Foley and Mairead Farrell, or Lousie Duffy and Anton Savage.

Due to the return of Emmerdale and Coronation Street, the show was renamed The 6 O'Clock Show and was pushed back to 18:00. Muireann O'Connell and Martin King are the main hosts.[6]

The Friday evening edition was replaced by Xposé on 8 March 2019, following Xpose's cancellation the show returned to its usually five nights a week from October 2019.


Special contributorsEdit

  • Conor Pope - Budgeting and Consumer Affairs
  • David Atkinson - Online Reporter
  • Eoin Murphy - Showbiz
  • Anna Geary - Sport
  • Eoghan Doherty - Regional Reporter
  • Éanna Ní Lamhna - Nature
  • Ciara King - Events Reporter
  • Andy O’Donoghue - Tech Guru
  • Derry Clarke - Chef
  • Adrian Martin - Chef
  • Kevin Dundon - Chef
  • Stephen & David Flynn (The Happy Pear) - Chef
  • Yvonne Connolly - Chef
  • Russell Alford & Patrick Hanlon (GastroGays) - Chef
  • Aisling Larkin - Chef
  • Darina Coffey - Chef
  • Kwanghi Chan - Chef
  • Graham Herterich (The Cupcake Bloke) - Chef
  • Gary O’Hanlon - Chef
  • Gareth Mullins - Chef


  1. ^ Melanie Finn (16 December 2016). "Revealed: Details of TV3 shake-up including the fate of Xpose, Midday and Ireland AM". Retrieved 23 December 2016.
  2. ^ "TV3 confirms return of Coronation Street and Emmerdale". 23 November 2016. Retrieved 23 December 2016.
  3. ^ [1]
  4. ^ "Photos from TV3's Autumn Launch". - Xposé Entertainment. Archived from the original on 4 January 2015. Retrieved 28 February 2015.
  5. ^ "'I've been bursting to tell everyone' - Lucy and Martin's 'Late Lunch Live' bumped up to 7pm". Retrieved 28 February 2015.
  6. ^ Melanie Finn (16 December 2016). "Revealed: Details of TV3 shake-up including the fate of Xpose, Midday and Ireland AM". Retrieved 23 December 2016.

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