Tracy Clifford has vowed to give friends and family a big day at her wedding.
ut she’s in no hurry, having canceled her wedding several times during the pandemic.
Tracy (41) recently moved into a new home in Dublin which she bought with her fiance Mark and they are getting married next year, but their wedding has been postponed due to the lockdown.
“We’ve pushed it down the street and it’s much more stressful to cancel a wedding than it is to plan a wedding,” she said.
“We canceled it a few times during Covid and then I just said ‘whatever’. So my dress hung up in mom’s. Mark’s suit is upstairs.
“We just got everyone together, because all our friends and family said, ‘come on, we want to have a party. But we will get there soon.”
And she also reflected on her hope of becoming a mother.
“I think I’ve been lucky with the kids,” she admitted.
“I think it’s been a very personal journey for everyone. We are on a journey and hopefully one day we will be blessed. We have a golden retriever right now, Harry, and he has a lot of work to do. “
Tracy also shared how she had a giant benign tumor removed from her kidney 13 years ago.
“I have been in pain for about 12 years. I think it’s endometriosis. You always thought it was the worst of the worst,” she recalls.
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“It turned out that I had a tumor growing on my kidney. It’s not cancer. It’s about the size of a soccer ball.
“It breaks out every six months. Every six weeks I have pain.
“It was a crazy time, throughout my twenties. I used to think that was my period, aka endo. “
The tumor broke out in 2009 and she was urgently hospitalized.
“I remember my doctor saying, ‘you’re a medical phenomenon,'” she recalls.
“I had to operate on a tumor and then they also found out I only had one kidney, one that never separated. The moment they took it out, I haven’t had any pain since.”
Clifford has defended Two Johnnies’ fellow 2FM DJs after they became embroiled in a sexist controversy, which almost resulted in their new show being glitched before it even started.
Tipperary humorists have apologized after they posted a piece on one of their podcasts about car stickers, many of which crudely referred to women, with one saying ‘Tires. Cars are like women, not good at all unless they exclaim ”. ‘
“They don’t say that, it’s a car sticker,” Tracy insisted to Sunday World.
“It has nothing to do with them. If someone has a sticker like that on their car they’re probably not someone I want to hang out with, and I know the Two Johnnies definitely don’t have that sticker on their car and they’re making fun of the person who has it. it. “
“Obviously they’re quoting people and they’re quoting listeners, so I think people didn’t fully listen to the podcast when they commented on it and criticized it,” she said.
“I don’t think many people have fully listened to the podcast, because these men made sexist comments and they came out about it.”
She added: “They were good guys and I felt so sorry for them at the time, as they had just started a new show on 2FM. I remember when I started 2FM, you were so nervous, you didn’t need anything like that.”
Tracy’s afternoon performance immediately preceded a show hosted by Two Johnnies, and it was her first time talking about the controversy.
She believes people can be too politically correct, but agrees with a ‘nice’ attitude.
“If someone tells me ‘you can say this’ or ‘you can’t say that,’ I will look into why and if I feel I have offended someone or hurt feelings. someone’s touch, I would never participate in that. I am willing to be educated if I ever do anything wrong,” she said.
Tracy herself has met the Two Johnnies and she is full of praise for them
“They are gorgeous, crazy boys,” she said.
“Honestly, they are the nicest, very funny and like chatting with your partner.
“I think that’s why they’re so successful, because they’ll just talk about everyday things and make people laugh. I think they are great.”
Last Monday night, Clifford presented her first major TV show, when she hosted The Ultimate Irish Playlist on RTE One.
“All the 2FM hosts got together and we made loads of songs,” explains Tracy, who revealed her favorite act is U2.
“Then we turned them into the most popular song, I mean from the last 40 to 50 years. Everyone wanted something on the list and over 100,000 people voted and it really reflects Irish songs.
Zombies of The Cranberries beat Fairytale of New York in first place while Thin Lizzy’s The Boys Are Back In Town took third place.
Other notable songs that made the top 10 include Mark McCabe’s Maniac 2000, Aslan’s Crazy World, Sinead O’Connor’s Nothing Compares
2 U, The Saw Doctors ‘N17 and U2 are where streets have no names.
Tracy confirmed that she would love to do more TV shows. “I think it’s amazing that I’m here, at the beginning of this new decade, and I’m putting on a TV show for the first time and thinking ‘that’s crazy but amazing,’ and I think it’s completely great,” she said.
“I looked at Tess Daly and she was in her fifties and she was giving a serious presentation. So I don’t really have a timeline. There’s plenty of time to do what you want.
“If you asked me that question in a few years, I would say ‘radio is my thing, I want to perfect radio’. But working with ShinAWil
and what I do for Ultimate Playlist – I absolutely love it. I don’t know if it’s radio training, auto shows or big shiny floors or watching all the amazing producers doing their thing with the cameramen and everything, I just love it.
“I feel really relaxed and I feel really calm, which I didn’t expect to be. I expect [to be like] ‘oh this is brand new.’
“I have a lot to learn but I always feel like I have to do it. Even music quiz shows, I’m willing to do something like that. “
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