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Thursday 26 April 2018

New mum Nikki’s in a Spin as she returns to the airwaves after baby leave

Former RTE DJ Nikki Hayes has revealed how “emotional” it was to return to the airwaves after maternity leave.

The Spin 1038 presenter (35) took over six months off after giving birth to her first daughter Farrah with fiancé Frank Black (pictured inset).

And she admitted that it was hard going back to her day job this week after spending so much quality time with Farrah - but she knows her baby is in good hands.

“It was emotional, I miss my little girl loads,” she said.

Nikki said her godmother’s mum was looking after her and said she was like “Ireland’s ultimate home-maker”.

“She makes homemade jams and I came to pick her up from work to homemade lemon drizzle muffins,” she continued.

And she has taken to motherhood so well that Nikki said she would love another addition to her clan with her army mechanic partner.

“Please God, I would love at some stage for Farah to have a brother or a sister,” she added.

The former 2fm DJ welcomed in her little baby last December, just a few days before Christmas. She and the Letterkenny native got engaged a year prior to that, when he got down on bended knee and surprised her with a proposal at Lough Eske Castle in Donegal.

Nikki described it as “completely unexpected” and said she knew from the start that he was the right man for her.

“He had gotten the whole tower blocked off and it was all lit up with candles.

“It was lovely and romantic, so there was lots of champagne for us that night,” she said.

Easy

The Bray native added: “You do know when you meet the right person. It’s completely different to any other relationship I’ve ever had and everything’s just easy with him — he’s definitely the one,” she said.

She revealed how he had even picked out the sparkler himself, a three-rock ring with a diamond shoulder.

They originally met during a night out in Donegal and had to endure a long-distance relationship while he was based in the Lebanon before he finally came back to Dublin for good.

Last year saw her receiving plaudits for speaking out honestly about her battles with mental health issues.

The brave broadcaster opened up as part of TV3’s Time to Talk campaign where she discussed her battle with teenage anorexia and depression.

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