Dáithí Ó Sé and Maura Maura Derrane launched the return of RTÉ's afternoon show Today at the National Ploughing Championships in Ratheniska, Co Laois this afternoon.

The daily afternoon show is due back on October 7th and Dáithí and Maura presented a sneak preview of the new season with an appearance at the RTÉ exhibition where they hosted a cookery demo with chef Paul Flynn, a live performance from Tommy Fleming, a fashion show, and a special "ploughing makeover."

The new series of Today will continue to be broadcast from RTÉ Cork and Flynn will join Rachel Allen, Catherine Fulvio, Kevin Dundon and Darina Allen as part of a new daily cookery item.

Consumer affairs expert Conor Pope, wedding planner Franc, fashion guru Brendan Courtney, newsreader Micheal Murphy, dating expert Avril Mulcahy, mothering expert Yvonne Horgan, dietician Elsa Jones and food and wine consultant Tom Doorley are also part of the new the line-up.