Well-known faces from TG4 gathered at the Convention Centre in Dublin on Wednesday to launch the station’s Autumn/Winter Schedule.

Speaking to RTÉ TEN, Tristan Rosenstock, presenter of arts and culture show Imeall, said it was "a packed schedule and it is going to be fantastic".

New show Jockey Eile was announced and it looks set to be horseracing’s answer to the X Factor – if you can imagine that. Seán Bán Breathnach will present the reality show and mentor the budding race jockeys, who are competing for a chance to race at Naas.

Breathnach described himself to RTÉ TEN as a bit of a Simon Cowell, whereas he said his sidekick, GAA legend Joe Connolly, was definitely the calmer judge of the pair.

He said: “As the shows progress you will see that I become the Simon Cowell of the show. I am the bad boy. I have to make the final decision and I tell you there was hard words spoken up to my face and behind my back by the participants.

“Joe by nature is mellow, nice and he would explain things to the participants, whereas I am more upfront.”

Ó Tholg go Tolg, which explores the phenomenon of couch-surfing, is also part of TG4’s autumn schedule. Bláthnaid Treacy and Laura O’Connell took up the challenge to travel around Europe for 10 weeks, visiting 14 different countries and staying on - yes, you've guessed it - 20 different couches.

Treacy said: “It’s the most modern way of travelling. You get in touch with people online and see if they have a couch, futon or even a floor in some cases, for you to stay on.”

Other faces at the launch included Tara Breathnach, who play’s Ros Na Rún’s Tina. She said that things are going to be as dramatic as ever in the not-so-sleepy village in the west of Ireland and that people should be sure to tune in next Tuesday (September 4) to see “fireworks fly” between Tina and Barry.

Úna Mullally will present the fourth series of Ceol ar an Imeall and she asked RTÉ TEN to put a call out to Rihanna as she would love to have her on the show. She said: “I am all about Rihanna – if you are reading this, call me...maybe!”

Other shows to watch out for include Opry an Iúir, a six-part Irish country music programme recorded infront of a live audience; nine-part health series I mBarr do Shláinte, Déanta in Éirinn and Basú.