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Saturday 21 October 2017

MICHELE McGRATH TELLS OF DELIGHT AFTER PAL LOUISE'S ENGAGEMENT

Michele McGrath's pal Louise Kavanagh has just celebrated her recent engagement to British footballer Chris Iwelumo.

But the Buck's Townhouse hostess (27) revealed how she has "no plans" to follow suit.

She has been dating her hunky mixed martial arts (MMA) boyfriend Cathal Pendred (26) for nearly two years and the pair are happily loved up and are now living together.

But a trip down the aisle is definitely not on the cards for them.

"No, there's no plans at all. I'm still just really enjoying the relationship and nothing needs to be changed. If it happens, then great but I've no interest in pushing it. We're happy as we are," she said.

"I'm absolutely delighted for Louise. I haven't met him yet but he seems to be such a nice guy."

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Louise celebrated her good news recently with a girls' trip away to Marbella with pals including Georgia Salpa, Louise Johnston and Emily MacKeogh.

While Michele was in sunny Spain at the same time, she couldn't make it as she was having a far more sedate time holidaying with her family.

"We stayed in this tiny mountain town called Las Nieves. It's gorgeous, really small and only has one bar. It was so relaxing, I totally switched off," she continued.

Her other half, who recently starred in Fox TV show 'The Ultimate Fighter', lined out for a photocall this week with Roz Purcell.

Yet while he proved he was well able to pose for the cameras, he's not following in Michele's modelling footsteps.

The job was only a one-off to announce the full line-up for the Casa Bacardi tent at this year's Electric Picnic.

Michele added: "We're both going to head down to the weekend. I'm really looking forward to it and want to check out Lily Allen and Paolo Nutini."

She has also been busy welcoming in the city's VIPs in Leeson Street venue Buck's. Last weekend saw her helping fellow hostess Holly Keating mark her 25th birthday in style after organising a bash for her.

Holly was joined by a bevy of her mates including Jodie Wood, Sinead Duffy and her boyfriend Michael McCarthy, who plays for the Dublin GAA team.

Describing it as an "amazing night", she said how the club has been thronged in recent weeks as the city's socialites let their hair down and enjoy the good weather.

The city centre venue has welcomed in such big name stars as U2's Adam Clayton and DJ/actor Idris Elba in recent times.

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