Monday 24 September 2018

2fm star Ruth has fallen for Father Ted star's son

RTE star Ruth Scott has set tongues wagging after getting close to Rob Morgan, the son of actor Dermot Morgan, famed for his role as Father Ted.

The Diary can reveal that the new couple have been quietly seeing each other for the last two months after being introduced to each other by Ruth's 2fm co-host Paddy McKenna.

A source told the Diary that they are "smitten" but are taking things slowly.

"Paddy has been friends with Rob for years and he never thought to set the two of them up but there were definitely fireworks when they first met. They hit it off straight away, they are mad about each other. I don't think either of them really expected that to happen," the insider explained.

"It's early days for both of them but Ruth's friends love Rob and Ruth is really happy. They seem really smitten. The only thing right now is trying to find the time to see each other, they both have really busy schedules, especially Ruth. But they are making it work.

"It's important to both of them to take things slow, it's so fresh so they are definitely living in the honeymoon period right now, they don't want to ruin anything by moving too fast."

Rob, who works as an account assistant for the Merrion Hotel, came to public attention when his beloved father passed away in 1998.

Rob still promotes the show that made his father famous -- every year he runs Ted Fest, an event which celebrates our favourite characters from the series including Father Ted Crilly himself, Father Dougal McGuire, Father Jack Hackett and of course, Mrs Doyle.

The festival took place last weekend and takes place in February every year on the Island of Inishmore. Unfortunately Ruth couldn't attend as she was broadcasting her 2fm show live from the Hotpress Music Show at the RDS.

"Ruth was really disappointed that she couldn't go to the Ted Fest. The relationship is fairly new but they are getting on really well. She loves his sense of humour. Ruth doesn't really like to bring her personal relationships into the public eye, but anyone can tell that they are all loved up," an insider said.

When contacted by the Herald about her romance, Ruth declined to comment.

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