Ahead of the return of 'The All Ireland Talent Show' this Sunday, judge Bláthnaid Ni Chofaigh has said that she is very excited about the new series of the show.

Speaking to RTÉ.ie this week, the television presenter said: "I'm dying to get back. I'm in great form."

Speaking about her acts for the series, she said: "I've got a good mixture and I'm happy with that... Again there's variety in the performances."

Referring to the new series of the show, she said: "I think what people want, and what they expect, mightn't be the same as last year."

When asked if she enjoys the judges' banter backstage on the show, she said: "I do but at the same time I want to win. More than ever I want to win."

"I'd like to make more impact. If I was to win with an act, I'd like that act to have a career."

'The All Ireland Talent Show' returns Sunday 22 November at 6.30pm on RTÉ One.