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Sunday 9 December 2018

Bust-up fades away as TV girls Dani and Louise bury hatchet

FADE Street co-stars Dani Robinson and Louise Johnston have buried the hatchet after their much publicised falling-out, the Diary can reveal.

Dani told the Diary how she and Louise have managed to put their differences aside since moving out of their city centre apartment just before Christmas.

The high-profile pair had not spoken at all over the festive period but were reunited last week when they were interviewed on Ryan Tubridy's 2FM breakfast show alongside fellow star of the show Vogue Williams.

"Myself and Louise are definitely very, very different people but we're fine now," Dani explained.

"We had an interview on 2fm with Vogue last week and we all kind of went for lunch afterwards and had a bit of a catch-up.

"We hadn't seen each other in a while but it's just hard to stay in touch when we're all so busy with work and everything," she added.

Dani (21) admits that tensions were high between her and former flatmate Louise as they packed their bags to move out, but insists any issues they previously had have now been resolved.

According to the piercing artist: "Everybody was under pressure when we were moving out because it was about week three of the show being on TV and all the media stuff had just kind of kicked in.

"That really put pressure on everyone and I suppose we were all a bit touchier than we would usually have been. We weren't used to all the attention and it was difficult to adjust I suppose. It's all fine now.

"Right now, I'd have to definitely sit down and have a think about it when it comes to doing another series. We'll all have to see what the story is and sit down and talk about it," she added.

And while Dani's ex-boyfriend Paul Furlong has become somewhat of an internet phenomenon following his appearance on the show last season, it looks like the bubbly brunette has wasted little time in moving on following their break-up.

Viewers of last week's programme will have seen Dani cosying up to hunky new love interest Andre Mantout when she and her gal-pals enjoyed a night out to Grafton Street haunt Lillie's Bordello.

However, the chatty reality star was playing her cards close to her chest when asked if the pair are now an item.

"He is a great guy and we're close. That's pretty much all I can say at the moment," Dani said. The ambitious beauty is now working at Dublin Ink tattoo parlour and has also been taking on a number of modelling jobs via her new agency BScene.

POPULAR performer Bernie Nolan made the most of her visit to Dublin last weekend to promote hit production Calendar Girls when she enjoyed a catch-up with a number of relatives at city centre hotel, The Westbury.

Bernie had joined her co-star Lynda Bellingham earlier that evening to make an appearance on RTE's Saturday Night Show with Brendan O'Connor.

Among the big names who will be taking to the stage at the Grand Canal Theatre next month alongside the high profile pair are Jennifer Ellison and Trudie Goodwin.

To mark the show's arrival on Irish shores, a VIP opening night will take place on February 8.

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