Miriam O'Callaghan is to make her debut as a radio presenter with her own show on RTÉ Radio 1 this summer.

'Miriam Meets' will begin at 9.10am on Saturday, 11 July and will run for eight weeks.

The show's format will see O'Callaghan interviewing two people who "have a strong and deep-seated connection, whether through family, business or otherwise".

Commenting, O'Callaghan said: "I'm genuinely very excited about the radio show. I've been approached in the past to broadcast on radio but haven't been able to up to now due to family and work commitments.

"The fact that radio listeners can't get distracted by optics means that radio is a more intimate medium and the interviewer's skills are really put to the test. I hope that I can master the medium."