Nicola brings Chelsea beau Alex on a loved-up Irish jaunt
SHE may be based in London as she prepares to make her reality TV debut, but model Nicola Hughes looked happy to be back home as she brought her Made In Chelsea star boyfriend on a tour of the Irish countryside.
Blonde beauty Nicola (24) showed Alex Mytton around Dublin and Wicklow as he accompanied her back to Irish soil for the Easter bank holiday weekend.
The loved-up pair enjoyed drinks at famous Dublin Johnnie Fox's pub on Monday, with Nicola posting pictures on Instagram of the couple sitting outside the popular bar and tourist attraction.
After they finished up in Glencullen, the couple headed to Wicklow and enjoyed some time in scenic Powerscourt, where they were joined by the Dublin model's younger brother Dan.
After the action-packed trip, Sandyford native Nicola jetted back to the English capital yesterday, before her first appearance (inset) on popular E4 show Made in Chelsea which airs next Monday.
The couple moved in together after meeting at an event in Kildare last summer and while Nicola loves her A-list life in London, she also loves coming home.
"I really enjoy living with him but I'm back to Dublin all the time," she told the Herald last week.
"It's not official or anything but I spend a lot of time there. I do have a toothbrush and a drawer, a wardrobe and it's nice to have a base.
"London is just really busy and everything is just 'go, go, go' in comparison to Ireland," she said.
Despite her enviable figure, the Dublin girl also admitted that since joining the show, she has started to keep a closer eye on what she eats.
"Since I've been there I'm very conscious of my weight because you're constantly drinking and eating out - you've got to be careful," Nicola said.
"I go up and down sometimes - everyone loses the run of themselves.
"I eat healthily but I don't really exercise - I'm quite lazy. I'm going to definitely arrange to join a gym or something."