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Aisling slams claim Xpose ratings lifted by shake-up; Axed host 'sets record straight'.

Byline: SHARON McGOWAN

PRESENTER Aisling O'Loughlin has blasted claims the new Xpose format has boosted ratings by almost 40%.

The 38-year-old co-hosted the TV3 entertainment show for almost a decade before being axed from the line-up earlier this year along with Peter O'Riordan and Lisa Cannon.

Can Aisling yesterday responded to reports the average viewing figures on Xpose have jumped by 38% to 58,000 in the past few stick the No with weeks since the shake-up, with Cassie Stokes and Ruth O'Neill taking over from the seasoned hosts.

AISLING yesterday The show was also cut from an hour to 30 minutes.

Mum-of-three Aisling said ratings of 42,100 while she was hosting "would have been a bad day at the office".

The star shared a stronglyworded response on her Instagram account, adding the figures were "nothing short of breathtaking".

Aisling said: "May I just set the record straight for the sake of decency and fair reporting.

"I was quite content to be gracious and say nothing about the show's sliding ratings and then this release ANGER host Aisling from TV3 which is nothing short of breathtaking.

"Anyone can check the Nielsen ratings to verify. The average audience for Xpose was certainly not 42,100 and a 4.7% share when I worked for the show.

"That would have been a bad day at the office.

"Moving to half-an-hour should boost ratings anyway but it has not - 58,000 and a 6.5% share is not a ratings boost by along mile and again would have been a bad day at the office.

"Can we please stick with the facts? No problem with fair reporting, would take it on the chin."

The Co Clare woman spoke out after TV3 revealed the figures.

A source told the Irish Mail on Sunday: "The girls are delighted. They work hard so it's great to see the ratings up."

Since her departure from the show Aisling has gone on to launch her own lifestyle website Exquisite.ie.

Meanwhile, Peter O'Riordan has returned to the US after being booted off Xpose.

The Cork-born presenter worked for TMZ in LA before fronting Xpose from 2014.

news@irishmirror.ie Former Xpose O'Loughlin

Can we stick with the facts? No problem with fair reporting AISLING O'LOUGHLIN yesterday

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