THE RTE Archives section of the national broadcasters’ website is a treasure trove of curious stories.
Back in November we spotted some great footage of Tralee from 50 years ago (click here for story). Well a couple of days ago, RTE revealed that the most viewed archive story on the website in 2016 was an interview with a Rose of Tralee contestant from 1991.
Of course it wasn’t any Rose contestant. The Leeds entry that year was Gabby Yorath, who later became, Gabby Logan, one of the most recognisable TV personalities in Britain.
Gay Byrne chatted to Gabby, then an 18 year old Leeds A-Level student. Gabby tells Gay why her career as an international rhythmic gymnast ended and her future plans which included becoming a TV presenter. Watch the full interview on the website by clicking here.
— RTÉ Archives (@RTEArchives) December 30, 2016