Kathryn Thomas (born 20 January 1979) is an Irish television presenter.
20 January 1979
|Residence||Mount Brown, Dublin, Ireland|
|Education||English, Sociology and Information Studies|
|Alma mater||King's Hospital School University College Dublin (UCD)|
|Employer||Raidió Teilifís Éireann (RTÉ)|
|Known for||Rapid, No Frontiers, Winning Streak, Operation Transformation, The Voice of Ireland|
Thomas attended the national school on the Green Road, Carlow and began her secondary school years in St Leo's College, Carlow. In her second year, she transitioned to The King's Hospital in Dublin as a boarder. She studied Arts (English, Sociology and Information Studies) at University College Dublin but left before finishing as she won a contract to present the children's television programme Rapid. She also took London Guildhall acting exams to Grade 8.
Thomas worked on the television series No Frontiers, which included assignment stories about boomeranging in Australia, bungee jumping in New Zealand, child trafficking in Namibia, and American football.
In 2011, she became the new presenter of Operation Transformation on RTÉ One. In 2016, she was to be replaced by Ray D'Arcy. In August 2011, it was announced that she would host the Irish version of The Voice, The Voice of Ireland.
In February 2012, Thomas stormed the stage during a performance by Alabama 3 at the 9th Irish Film & Television Awards, and wagged her finger at the rock band after they sang a song with the lyrics "fuck the police". She accused the band of inciting people to violence.
In April 2015 Thomas set up Pure Results Bootcamp, a seven-day diet and exercise camp operating out of Inish Beg Island, a private Island Estate in West Cork, Ireland. The camp programme includes a pre-camp consultation with a nutritionist to establish the participants' goals, a shared room in a courtyard cottage, a two-week post-camp fitness and diet programme and two weekly weigh-ins with a member of the Pure Results Bootcamp team.
In 2005, Thomas won the Travel Extra Irish Travel Writer of the Year.
- "King's Hospital Past Pupils Union Newsletter featuring Thomas" (PDF). King's Hospital.
- Butler, Laura (8 March 2012). "RTÉ's golden girl Kathy talks sex, booze and why she doesn't believe in God". Evening Herald. Independent News & Media. Retrieved 8 March 2012.
- "Frontier Films"
- Dillon, Fiona (27 February 2010). "I'd love a chat show -- Kathryn". Evening Herald. Independent News & Media. Retrieved 27 February 2010.
- "Marty's sadness as Kathryn quits". Evening Herald. Independent News & Media. 10 November 2011. Retrieved 10 November 2011.
- "Kathryn Thomas". RTÉ Ten. 10 January 2011. Retrieved 10 January 2011.
- Sweeney, Ken (26 August 2011). "Kathryn beats off Grainne Seoige to becomes [sic] The Voice presenter". Irish Independent. Independent News & Media. Retrieved 26 August 2011.
- Finn, Melanie (18 February 2012). "How the 'Irish Oscars' lost their Glamour and gloss and descended into chaos". Evening Herald. Independent News & Media. Retrieved 18 February 2012.
- "Kathryn Thomas and Garda boyfriend split after five years". Irish Independent. 3 December 2012.
- "Kathyrn Thomas reveals how she fell for new man while ordering a pint". Irish Independent. 8 January 2014. Retrieved 9 January 2014.
- "I was 'too chicken' for a real tattoo, says Kathryn Thomas who admits new ink is kiddie transfer". evoke.ie. 5 January 2015.
- "Operation Transformation host Kathryn Thomas set to launch her own seven-day bootcamps". evoke.ie. 2 March 2015.
- "Bressie, Georgia top Valentine's Poll". RTÉ Ten. 11 February 2012. Retrieved 11 February 2012.