Details of the new series of 'The Afternoon Show' have been announced, with Síle Seoige stepping in temporarily for Bláthnaid Ní Chofaigh as presenter with Sheana Keane.

Ní Chofaigh is currently recuperating following a minor procedure.

'The Afternoon Show' will return to RTÉ One on Monday, 7 September at the new time of 4pm and will finish at 5.45pm each weekday.

Fans have been promised "an exciting new approach to food, movies and all things in the entertainment world" and more audience interaction.

Steve Carson, Director of Programmes, RTÉ Television, said: "'The Afternoon Show' is a hugely successful programme for RTÉ.

"This later, longer slot gives it even more opportunity to grow and find a whole new audience which we believe is available at the later time.

"The show will create campaigns that plug into the concerns of its viewers, deliver items of topical and consumer interest; content that reflects the preoccupations and interests of its audience.

"We are delighted that presenters of such high calibre as Sheana Keane, at the helm, and Síle Seoige, standing in for Bláthnaid Ní Chofaigh who we look forward to returning soon, are available to launch what we know will be a very strong daytime offering."

Commenting on the new season, Keane said: "I'm delighted to be returning with the sixth series of 'The Afternoon Show'. It's really exciting to have this new slot - with a new audience available to watch later in the afternoon.

"For me, the diverse content mix is what I love about presenting the show: nutrition and food has always been a huge interest of mine; I adore fashion; it's such a pleasure meeting people who come onto the programme to share their extraordinary stories. The show reflects real life. I'm sure that's what makes it work so well for the audience too."

Commenting on her new role, Seoige said: "I'm delighted to be back on daytime television on RTÉ, albeit for only a short period. One-and-three quarter hours of live television is certainly a challenge, but it's one I relish and I'm confident that the flying hours I earned on 'Seoige' will stand me in good stead."