It seems that distance does make the heart grown fonder as Nicola Hughes has jetted to London to see her man Alex Mytton.
Model Nicola (24, below) took a week off from filming RTE2 reality show Exiles in Vancouver so that she could fly to London to visit her Made in Chelsea beau Alex.
The pair have been dating since August and while Nicola kept quiet about the London visit, Alex couldn't resist posting pictures of the Sandyford native to his Instagram account.
He posted pictures of them dressed up for Halloween celebrations at Thorpe Park over the weekend.
And even though she's on his home turf, it isn't thought that Nicola will be making an appearance on his reality show.
Louise Thompson, who is best friends with Alex's ex Binky on the show, said that Nicola wouldn't be sharing the screen with the London socialites.
"I have never met Nicola but I know that she was hanging out with Alex. She won't be joining, no, no," Louise said.
"I guess we are very open to letting new people join - we have had Americans so I presume Irish people can join."