18 Facts About Anna Nolan


Anna Nolan has presented numerous television programmes in Ireland and the UK.


Anna Nolan left after a drunken incident which confirmed for her that "the Catholic church has no place for women really".


Anna Nolan's mother asked her if she was gay one 1992 Saturday night about midnight when 22-year-old Nolan arrived home from her first night out in a gay bar.


Anna Nolan came to prominence in 2000 as the runner up in the first series of the British reality show Big Brother.


Anna Nolan was present for a part of reality television history when Craig Phillips took on 'Nasty Nick' Bateman and his manipulative interferences.


Anna Nolan co-presented The Afternoon Show on RTE One, along with Blathnaid Ni Chofaigh.


Anna Nolan announced in August 2006 that she would not be renewing her contract for the third series.

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Anna Nolan was replaced with first-season host Sheana Keane.


Anna Nolan has stood in for Marian Finucane on RTE Radio, most memorably during the Kevin Myers "bastards" controversy in 2005, with the Irish media noting the irony of Anna Nolan being a sister-in-law of Myers.


Anna Nolan has been an occasional panellist on RTE Two discussion show The Panel.


Anna Nolan hosted Celebrities Go Wild with Aidan Power in October 2007.


Anna Nolan writes a weekly column for the Evening Herald.


Anna Nolan was series producer of the RTE show "Room To Improve" in 2012.


Anna Nolan was in a long-term relationship with Dearbhla Walsh, an Emmy Award-winning drama director but in 2014 she told Brendan O'Connor on The Saturday Night Show that she "had to adjust to being single".


Big Brother host Davina McCall said that Anna Nolan was the only Big Brother housemate she ever befriended and that in 2023 the two remain in contact.


Anna Nolan has maintained contact with Craig Phillips and Mel Hill.


Anna Nolan was supportive of Jade Goody during her cancer battle, and met her a number of times, even though they featured in separate series of Big Brother.


Anna Nolan, who was previously a sister in Dublin's Loreto Order, today considers herself an atheist.