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Brendan Courtney
Born 24 June 1972 (aged 36)
Clondalkin, Dublin, Ireland
Nationality Irish Republic of Ireland
Occupation Comedian and Television Presenter

Brendan Courtney (born 24 June 1972, Clondalkin, Dublin) is an Irish comedian and television presenter. He is openly homosexual. He has been linked with famous Irish synchronized swimmer Caroline Walsh. The pair broke up after Courtney discovered his true sexuality. The pair are still friends.`In 2009 Courtney decided to take legal action against a persistent stalker of his. The trial lasted 5 days and Aoife Carey was convicted of harassment and attempted bodily harm and was not permitted to come within 100 metres of Brendan Courtney.The whole experience was said to be an extremely terrifying and traumatic experience as Carey has been known as an infamous harrasser among famous presenters. Most recently, on Saturday 4th November 2009, Carey was spotted at live clothes exhibition 'Off the Rails - The Total Experience'which Courtney was presenter with co-host of the show [Off the Rails: airs Wed nights 8pm rte1]. Security were called when members of the public spotted Carey and reported it. Carey was escorted off the premises while Courtney was left, shaken and in great distress after this horrific ordeal.

Career

Brendan began his career on RTÉ Two's Wanderlust and ITV1's Love Match UK. Courtney was the main developer of the idea of Wanderlust. He previously hosted The Brendan Courtney show, a prime time talk show on Ireland's TV3 In October 2006, Courtney became the presenter on ITV2's late night dating show Playdate.

From 2006 - 2008 he hosted and produced "The Clothes Show" with Caryn Franklyn and Louise Redknapp, As of Autumn 2008, he co-hosts RTÉ One's Off The Rails.[1]

Brendan will be hosting the Style Awards and The Expert Studio at The Clothes Show in London this May, along with Erin O'Connor and Katie Price.

References

  1. ^ "Off The Rails". RTE.ie. http://www.rte.ie/tv/offtherails/presenters.html. Retrieved 2009-06-03.  

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