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Laois families sought as applications open for Ireland’s Fittest Family 2022

Ireland's Fittest Family

Laois families have a great track record on the hugely popular Ireland’s Fittest Family TV programme – and we are being sought once again.

The producers of the show are now looking for new applications ahead of the latest series which will air later this year.

Both the Mulhares from Clonad and the McDonalds from Ballyroan were runners-up in Series 2 and 6, respectively.

While in 2019, the amazing Maher family from Killeshin made it all the way to the final too, eventually finishing in fourth place.

But since then, no Laois family has graced our screens and producers wish to change that.

A spokesperson said: “We are back for our tenth year and are currently looking for families for the brand new series.

“Laois families good history on Ireland’s Fittest Family with two Laois families being runners up with the Mulhare’s Season 2 and the McDonald’s Season 6 and Mahers coming fourth place in Season 7 in Croke Park.

“But we haven’t had a Laois family take part in recent years, could your family be the ones to go all the way and bring the title of Ireland’s Fittest Family to your county?”

Ireland’s Fittest Family is a competition reality show where families from all over the country compete against each other for the chance to win €15,000.

The mentors for this year have not yet been announced but Davy Fitzgerald, Derval O’Rourke, Anna Geary and Donncha O’Callaghan have filled the role in recent years.

Does your family have what it takes to win the €15,000 cash prize and be crowned Ireland’s Fittest Family 2022? If so, apply now!


  • Minimum age is 14 years old by July 1, 2020
  • Each family must be comprised of four immediate members
  • Series will be filmed between July and September

More information and the link for an application form can be found at www.rte.ie/irelandsfittestfamily.

If you have any questions you can email – fittestfamily@animotv.ie or call the production team on 083 013 6814

We previously did a list of families in Laois that we believe could give it a go – maybe one of those will take it on!

SEE ALSO – 15 Laois families that we think could win Ireland’s Fittest Families

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Stradbally native Alan Hartnett is a graduate of Knockbeg College who has worked in the local and national media since 2008. Alan has a BA in Economics, Politics and Law and an MA in Journalism from DCU. His happiest moment was when Jody Dillon scored THAT goal in the Laois senior football final in 2016.