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Charlene's so happy with her new musical romance

ACTRESS Charlene McKenna has broken her silence on her new romance.

The TV star has confirmed that she's dating British musician and part-time hairdresser Macks Faulkron.

Asked about her new man, the London-based star told the Diary: "I'm happy and that's about it. He lives in London and it's all going well."

The Monaghan native debuted him for the first time at the People of the Year Awards last month where the pair set tongues wagging, but she finally spoke about him this week.

Charlene (26) previously dated Irish hunk Robert Sheehan and despite going their separate ways, the pair are obviously still good friends judging by her glowing comments.

She has been drafted in to the new series of Channel 4 monster hit Misfits -- just after Sheehan confirmed he wouldn't be signing on again to play Nathan Young.

"He's not in this series but he's lovely," she continued. "It's the nature of all actors to move on. They just want to keep being creative for themselves.

"I play the part of Seth's dead girlfriend who's brought back to life and all hell kicks off from there. It's amazing, it's such a big show.

"Everyone was like 'Misfits, we love it', even other actors. It's really good that they have a few Irish people on it."

The in-demand star has also just finished filming on the fourth series of RAW, which wrapped in Dublin last weekend and she said it's "hard to believe" that they're doing it for four years.

"The first one, we didn't know if we could get a second series and now here we are, four years on. We all love it and get on like a house on fire.

"The cast and crew are like little family. We finished filming on Saturday and Damon Gameau, the guy who plays Geoff, made this speech and I had to leave. I was crying my eyes out," she added.

And despite her massive success, the actress -- who picked up an IFTA for Best TV Actress in 2009 -- said she still watches her finances.

Speaking to the Diary in BT2 for the launch of Denim Day in aid of the Irish Youth Foundation, the stylish star added: "I do look at nice things and think 'if only I could afford this stuff'. I'm so Irish in that I live quite frugally and think 'you'll never know' and save for the rainy day.

"I bought a Burberry trench coat a few years ago and my mother thought I had lost the absolute run of myself.

"I do watch the finances still because I have brothers severely hit with the recession."