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Wednesday 15 August 2018

New beau puts DJ Nikki in a spin

DJ Nikki Hayes (33) has said that she's "very happy" after finding love with a new man.

The Herald can reveal how the bubbly blonde has confirmed that she's dating new beau Frank Black and that it was "very out of the blue" for both of them.

The pair have been dating for the past two months and Nikki said things have been going really well.

"I know his family since college, his cousins are friends of mine but I only met him on my birthday for the first time," she explained.

"He's in the army, based in Cathal Brugha barracks, but he's originally from Letterkenny. There was just something when we met and it's nice to have something to smile about again."



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The well-known presenter, who is now back on the airwaves with her own three-hour show on Spin 103, has been inundated with messages from fans wishing her well.

Bray native Nikki has been working with the station since last September after RTE bosses decided to discontinue her weekend show on 2fm.

Yet things are obviously getting back on track for the presenter, who had said that she intended on giving men a wide berth for a while as she sorted out her career.

She's not long back from a holiday to visit her mum in Florida, which included a cruise around the Caribbean.

She previously revealed to the Herald how she had been "extremely hurt" by a past relationship and it took her a while to get back on her feet but she would "love to start dating again".

"After my dad died, I went off the rails, things happened," she said.

"Yes, relationships went down the pan, both personal and otherwise and I think it's taken me a year or two to look back and think 'Okay, that did happen but now I'm in a good place'."

She said of Spin: "It's just stress free, everybody's lovely, they're all young and vibrant. In a way, it's given me a new lease of life."

mfinn@herald.ie

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