Thursday 23 November 2017

Sporty Rachel is putting her Sky job ahead of love

SHOWJUMPER Cian O'Connor may have trotted down the aisle with Ruth Maybin last month, but his former girlfriend Rachel Wyse (26) obviously has no plans to follow suit anytime soon.

The Diary can reveal how the Sky Sports News anchor is so busy climbing up the career ladder right now, she has no time left for a love life.

Despite no shortage of offers from her growing army of male fans, the blonde beauty is too busy working to find time for aspiring suitors.

In May, the ex motoring correspondent moved over to London after landing her dream job as a presenter on the station.

And now well-known presenter Georgie Thompson has left Sky Sports News, Rachel is claiming more prime-time slots on the station. "It's taken a while to settle into living in London but it's most definitely home for me now," she said. "I'm really looking forward to what lies ahead this year. As well as working on the news desk, we did two great Special Reports on Brian O'Driscoll and Katie Taylor so I'm working on the next one now."

She went on to say how "everyone was sad" to see Georgie leave the station and she was always a great help to Rachel when she was finding her feet.

The former girlfriend of Declan Donnolly has now gone on to join Sky's F1 station, leaving more room for Rachel's star to shine.

She went on to say how the coming year will be an exciting one to work in sports, given the forthcoming London Olympics 2012 and the Euros.

"I'm just concentrating on getting my head down and working as much as possible," she added.

As a clear sign of her dedication to her role, she even worked on Christmas Day in London, flying to Dublin a few days before December 25 to spend time with her family.

The former professional showjumper is also returning to Cheltenham again this year, having competed in the charity bumper race last year.

She helped raise more than €60,000 for Cancer Research UK after riding out in the colours of JP McManus.

The business studies graduate describes herself as "sports mad" with a particular interest in rugby and equestrian events.

But she admits she finds it hard to believe the twists and turns that her life has taken over the past year.

"I thought I'd be living at home in Dublin for the rest of my life.

"I'd never even been away for more than a week or two. I was 'Rachel, home-girl'.

"It's been one big change," she said.

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