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Wednesday 23 August 2017

I want to have a very big family ... but not for a while yet - Emma

'FAMILY person' Emma O'Driscoll has said she won't be pressured into having children just because her friends are.

The RTE presenter is loved up with her husband of more than one year, Liam Cronin.

Since tying the knot last summer, the happy couple are constantly plagued with the baby question, but they won't give in to peer pressure

"There's plenty of time for all that," Emma (31) said. "Just because your friend had a baby or got married, it doesn't mean you have to do it now. I'm just doing things as they fit me and Liam."

 

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The former Six singer says she wants to have a big family: "I'd like that down the line because I am a very family-orientated person.

"But I'm not planning anything like that at the moment.

"It's not just about work commitments; it's about the two of us enjoying this time."

The Limerick lass and Liam marked their one-year anniversary in June.

The couple celebrated their nuptials in a glitzy bash at the Salthill Hotel in Co Galway.

Emma said that she knew from the start that her teacher partner of nine years was 'the one' as soon as they started dating.

"Married life is going great. I can't believe how fast it's going."

Despite spending most of her working life in Dublin, the country girl has set up home in Limerick.

"We're essentially working in two counties," she laughed.

"But you make it work if you want to make it work; that's the bottom line."

Emma is in the middle of pre-production at RTE for her new children's music show that kicks off later this summer.

She has also recorded some music tracks with friends.

The blonde presenter will travel to schools around the country helping youngsters with their style and performance skills as part of the new programme

And Emma says it felt good going back to her roots for her first proper music show.

"I have recorded songs with younger kids, but this is my first time to present a show exclusively about music," Emma said.

"This is more about vocal ability and the different styles of music and bringing confidence to your performance."

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