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Tuesday 24 October 2017

'Tinder? That's not for me,' says Vivienne, who's in no rush to go on dates

Top model and actress Vivienne Connolly has revealed that she is in no rush to get back onto the dating scene.

"I'm not dating anyone, as you know I've been single since ages ago. But I haven't been out with anyone," she told the Diary.

"I keep saying to the girls. How am I supposed to meet someone? I don't really go out.

"I'll have to go on one of those dating websites," she laughed.

"But Tinder? Jesus! I couldn't. I can't get my head around it.

"But apparently that's what everyone is doing and you don't meet people in bars any more," she added.

But the mum-of-two admits she's happy with life right now and she's in no rush to meet someone new.

"I'm happy how I am at the moment," she said.

"The way I look at it, Ben is 10, Katie is eight and I think it's a great transition period for them to get used to the situation. I'm in no rush."

And the model and actress doesn't believe that online dating is the best place to meet someone new.

"I always think events or work, that's where you meet people," she added.

Vivienne (40) also revealed that lately she's had a lot more modelling work.

"I've done an awful lot of modelling recently which is strange.

"I keep saying they'll be wheeling me out in a zimmer-frame one of these days," she laughed.

"But I think with the whole Kate Moss thing, it filters over here.

"People want the older girls and women, real sizes and all that stuff. So I just do it," she continued.

"And it suits me with the kids - I have time with them and time to work."

Dancing

Vivienne has signed up to dance as part of this year's Strictly Fun Dancing to raise funds for Breast Cancer Ireland.

"I love Strictly Come Dancing and it's nice to give back," she said.

And she revealed why the charity is very special to her .

"My aunt, Marian suffered from breast cancer and had a breast removed and is in remission for over 10 years.

"We all know now it's about catching it early, it's about awareness," she continued.

"It's so preventable - and it's great to turn it from a terminal disease to something now people can recover from.

"I'm hitting that age - I think it's 59 - where you get a higher risk of breast cancer. I'm not 59, but I'm not getting any younger." she added.

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