Pamela Flood

Pamela Ann Mary Flood (born 25 July 1971) is a former Irish television presenter and former model from Tallaght, South Dublin. She received the Miss Ireland crown in 1993.

Pamela Flood
Born
Pamela Ann Mary Flood

(1971-07-25) 25 July 1971
Modelling information
Height1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Hair colourBlonde
Eye colourGreen

A former employee of Raidió Teilifís Éireann, she was at one time a well-recognised face on the broadcaster's television channels, having presented Off the Rails, Marry Me and The Podge and Rodge Show. She also made an appearance in the genealogy series Who Do You Think You Are?, learning that her grandmother was an illegitimate child and that a deceased distant relative was accused of murdering her husband, but later found not guilty - over 160 years ago. She then went on to feature on Celebrity Showhouse broadcast on 29 December 2008.

Career

Flood worked as a continuity officer with national broadcaster RTÉ from 1997–2000, and was a presenter of Irish fashion television show Off the Rails for a number of years before receiving the axe in 2008.[1][2]

Flood moved on to Marry Me, of which there were eight editions,[3] and has presented two editions of The Podge and Rodge Show,[4][5] For her research in the RTÉ series Who Do You Think You Are? she travelled through 19th-century Dublin, "taking in red light districts, millionaire solicitors, pawnbrokers, contested wills, illegitimate children and murder." She met historian David Nolan, who has written a history of Corballis House, where her granny was sent to stay and subsequently discovered she was born out of wedlock.[6] She appeared on the front cover of the RTÉ Guide to promote the show.[7] An appearance on Anonymous as "Doreen Prendergast".[8]

Flood has since found herself exposed and vulnerable at RTÉ.[9]


Personal life

In 2008, Flood announced the recent end of her three-year relationship with Michael Sharp, the manager of Denis Desmond's Spirit nightclub in Dublin.[10] She then began a new one with restaurateur, Ronan Ryan.

Flood and Ryan appeared in the news in 2019 following a public battle with their mortgage provider over a house in which the couple had been living in Clontarf, Dublin. It was reported that the couple had been living in the property valued at €900,000 yet had not made a mortgage payment in over 9 years. Nevertheless the couple refused to vacate the property. [11] [12][13]

References

  1. Daly, Susan (25 October 2008). "The matriarchs of Montrose". Irish Independent. Retrieved 2 November 2008.
  2. "A stylish match". Irish Independent. 13 September 2008. Retrieved 2 November 2008.
  3. Marry Me. RTÉ. Retrieved 2 November 2008.
  4. Whitington, Paul (25 October 2008). "The Bourne Supremacy". Irish Independent. Retrieved 2 November 2008.
  5. O'Brien, Jason (15 October 2008). "Return of the hairshirt". Irish Independent. Retrieved 2 November 2008.
  6. Whitington, Paul (11 October 2008). "16 Blocks". Irish Independent. Retrieved 2 November 2008.
  7. O'Kelly, Emer (14 September 2008). "RTÉ should prepare to stretch the boundaries". Sunday Independent. Retrieved 21 September 2008.
  8. "Pamela Flood on Anonymous".
  9. Murphy, Catherine (16 October 2011). "Female TV Presenters: There is only one Queen Bee". Sunday Independent. Retrieved 16 October 2011.
  10. "Star of the Day". RTÉ Guide. 22 March 2008. Archived from the original on 24 October 2008. Retrieved 2 November 2008.
  11. https://www.independent.ie/irish-news/courts/why-we-will-not-move-out-exmiss-ireland-pamela-flood-and-restaurateur-ronan-ryan-vow-to-stay-in-900k-home-38308394.html
  12. Editor, Showbiz (8 July 2008). "Has Pamela found true love?". Evening Herald. Archived from the original on 2 August 2012. Retrieved 2 November 2008.
  13. "Producers Looking for Waterford People to Propose in new RTÉ Programme". Waterford Today. 7 November 2007. Retrieved 2 November 2008.
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