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Monday 21 August 2017

I'd love to see more of hubby at TV3 – Xpose's Karen

Xpose star Karen Koster would love to see more of her new husband in the hallowed halls of TV3.

The Dublin presenter had to cut her honeymoon short earlier this summer when businessman and presenter John McGuire was drafted in as an assistant to MCD boss Caroline Downey Desmond on Celebrity Apprentice.

John and Karen exchanged vows last June in an intimate ceremony in the beautiful town of Taormina, Sicily.

However, Karen said the happy couple were more than willing to come home earlier than planned after her hubby landed the high-profile job.

"I've got my husband now working in TV3, so I'm really excited about John," she said.

"We filmed separately, but it was lovely to have fresh changes in and to have him around."

They may not have been able to share lunches in the canteen, but the 33-year-old is hoping that studio bosses will bring John back for more work.

"I would love that," said Karen. "It's tough because he runs his own businesses as well, so it's hard to juggle. But I know that John really enjoys it."

The businessman was charged with overseeing the tasks set to eight celebrity contestants, including model Daniella Moyles, by MCD boss Caroline.

He and former TD Liz O'Donnell worked closely with the contestants throughout the process, while informing Caroline of their progress.

"It's kind of nice because he doesn't have to be in the boardroom, whereas he is the boss in real life at work, so it's escapism for him," she said.

Despite rumours that fashion programme Xpose was on the way out after new head of content at TV3, Jeff Ford, promised to ring the changes, Karen says it is business as usual for the gang.

"Management said 'changes are afoot, but everyone is happy with what you're doing' and we are delivering consistently with the ratings, so I guess it's just not our time yet for a big announcement," said Karen.

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