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MIC's Nicola and Alex return to sunny Spain

It's a hard life when you're a reality TV star.

Made in Chelsea couple model Nicola Hughes and boyfriend Alex Mytton are barely back from their loved-up trip to Barcelona, but it seems they just can't get enough of sunny Spain as they returned over the weekend.

The reality show couple soaked up the rays as they lounged by the pool with friends in the Spanish city of Salamanca.

Both the Dublin model and her DJ beau have been racking up impressive numbers of air miles recently as Alex flew to LA last week after they returned from their romantic break in Barcelona.


Sandyford native Nicola took the chance to return home for a few days, but it wasn't long before she was packing bags again.

The couple moved in together just a few months after meeting in a Kildare nightclub and Nicola previously told the Diary she has turned into a domestic goddess since they set up home in London.

"I do all the housework - I've turned into such a housewife. I do the cooking, the cleaning - the whole shebang. He is so easy to live with - bar his nail-biting," Nicola joked.

Domestic challenges aside, the 25-year-old is delighted to have her other half so close at hand after dating long distance while she travelled to Vancouver for RTE show The Exiles. House party for star pals

Famous best friends Yvonne Keating and Cecelia Ahern took time out from their busy work and family schedules to enjoy drinks at Dublin hotspot House over the weekend.

The close pair were joined by a host of friends in the stylish Dublin haunt, including Keith Duffy's wife Lisa.

The stylish bunch made the most of the sunshine in the Leeson St venue's garden-inspired conservatory, where they knocked back some bubbly.

Rising play sets the stage

History and drama fans can take a trip back to the Easter Rising as new stage show Ireland Rises opens at the Tivoli this week.

Running from this Thursday, to the end of August, the play looks set to give an insight into the historic events of Easter in 1916.

Set in a pub in Dublin during the Rising, the story condenses the six days of The Rising into one night.

Tickets are priced from €24.50 and are on sale now.