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Clare McCarthy

Inside RTE star Doireann Garrihy's private life - romance rumours and close relationship with siblings as she lands dream job

Doireann Garrihy has just bagged her ‘dream’ job as the new presenter of Dancing with the Stars Ireland.

The RTE 2fm radio host, 30, will join Jennifer Zamparelli to present series six of the entertainment series when it returns to screens on RTE One in January.

The popular presenter said bagging the highly sought after gig is ‘a dream come true’ for her. She is also kept busy with her flourishing career and social life.

READ MORE: Doireann Garrihy to take over from Nicky Byrne as the new presenter of RTE's Dancing with the Stars

Here's everything you need to know about the newest addition to the Dancing with the Stars team.

Relationship rumours

Doireann is not known to be in a relationship with anyone at the minute.

The RTE star previously said that she doesn't have a specific type when it comes to her ideal man and "won't rule anyone out."

Doireann split with her long term boyfriend Paddy Wilson after a three-year relationship earlier this year.

The couple had been dating since 2019 and moved in together in 2020 just before lockdown but called it quits before her 30th birthday this year.

However, in June, rumours of a romance between her and former Love Island star Greg O’Shea were swirling online after they enjoyed a night out together.

The duo posed in cosy-looking pics together at the Dubai Duty Free at the Curragh Racecourse, with many fans convinced that a romance had blossomed between the popular pair.

Talented siblings

Sisters Doireann, Ailbhe and Aoibhin Garrihy pictured at the Platinum VIP Style Awards 2022 (Brian McEvoy)

Doireann has two older sisters, Aoibhín and Ailbhe Garrihy, who all grew up together in Castleknock in Dublin.

The siblings are known to be very close and each have large followings on social media.

They recently appeared as a trio on her Laughs of Your Life podcast, where Doireann interviews other celebs, where they discussed their family dynamic.

Mum-of-three Aoibhín is an actress and played Neasa Dillon in RTE One's Fair City from 2010 to 2013.

She recently published a collection of poetry, Every Day is a Fresh Beginning: Meaningful Poems for Life, and Doireann was right there with her to support her at the book launch.

Her other sister Ailbhe is a publicist who currently works with Dublin Bay Cruises and is expecting her second baby.

Radio gig

Doireann Garrihy, Carl Mullan and Donncha O'Callaghan ahead of their RTE 2FM Breakfast Show (Doireann Garrihy/Instagram)

Doireann has presented the breakfast show on RTE 2fm on weekday mornings from 6am to 9am since June 2019, firstly alongside co-star Eoghan McDermott

However, she was forced to present the show alone for a number of weeks after it was announced Eoghan McDermott would not be returning to the airwaves in a shock departure in March 2021.

She has presented the show with Carl Mullan and Donncha O'Callaghan since 2021.


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