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Thursday 19 October 2017

2FM star Jenny Greene: 'I've no regrets about dropping out of school before my Junior Cert'

Jenny Green at the launch of the new Opel Corsa at The Dylan Hotel Dublin
Jenny Green at the launch of the new Opel Corsa at The Dylan Hotel Dublin

2FM'S Jenny Greene has revealed that she has no regrets about dropping out of school to work in radio.

Jenny, who co-presents the Nicky Byrne Show, admitted she never even sat her Junior Cert - despite attending a good school.

Although she loved her school days, the DJ confessed that studying just wasn't for her and that even her parents supported her decision to drop out.

"I went to a good school, Loreto Dalkey, but I wasn't very academic," she said.

"So when I got offered Weekend Breakfast on FM104, my parents said 'Why don't you just leave, you might get more work'. I thought it was a joke.

"I never went back to school then."

Though she never went to college, the radio star said she wouldn't change a thing.

"Even if I got 500 points, I never really wanted to go to college so it didn't really matter to me," she said.

"I didn't have an interest, but it has worked out great," she added.

After revealing that she is gay in an interview last summer, Jenny also admitted she's happy she came out, despite keeping her personal life notoriously private.

"I don't mind people knowing, I just don't want to be known for it," she told the RTE Guide.

"I have received lovely messages from people on Facebook and on Twitter. Nothing negative.

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"I even had people saying one of their friends came out after reading the piece. That's great if it just normalises it for people, because we're not any different to anyone else.

"I'm lucky in that way that I have had a lovely experience. I know it's not the way for everyone," she added.

The presenter confessed that while marriage isn't on the cards right now for her and her girlfriend, Kelly Keogh, she'd still love the chance to tie the knot one day.

"I definitely would (get married)," she said. "We both would and I don't see why we shouldn't be allowed.

"I'm not saying that if the marriage referendum goes through that we would get engaged the following day, but I would like to know that I can."

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