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Xpose host Karen Koster returning to TV3 part-time to spend time with son Finn

Published 01/08/2015 | 09:30

Karen Koster poses with husband John McGuire and their son Finn. Picture: VIP Magazine
Karen Koster poses with husband John McGuire and their son Finn. Picture: VIP Magazine
Karen Koster spotted with her new baby boy Finn and mother Brenda at Today FM, Dublin
Aisling O'Loughlin, partner Nick MacInnes, with children Louis & Patrick
Karen Koster at The Westbury Hotel when TV3s highlighted its autumn schedule
Peter O Riordan who was unveiled as the new Xpose Presenter at TV3s Autumn Schedule 2014 launch at The Mansion House Dublin. Pictures:Brian McEvoy No Repro fee for one use

TV3 star Karen Koster has revealed her plans to return to the station in a part-time capacity.

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The Xpose anchor (34) has been with the network for 12 years and in November of last year, she began her 10-month maternity leave as she revelled in first-time motherhood to baby Finn.

The popular presenter, who is one of the most famous faces in Ballymount, has decided to find a better balance between motherhood and her glamorous job when she returns on September 21.

Read more: TV3's Aisling O'Loughlin: I'm taking unpaid leave to be with my children

Karen Koster spotted with her new baby boy Finn and mother Brenda at Today FM, Dublin
Karen Koster spotted with her new baby boy Finn and mother Brenda at Today FM, Dublin

"I'm going back to work part-time so I'll only be doing three days a week," she told the Irish Daily Mail.

"I'll only be earning part-time wages but I think it's the best thing to get to see Finn as much as I can.

"I've been doing little things here and there, filming things that will not go out until November, so it has been great keeping the finger in the pie in that sense and it doesn't feel as daunting then, going back after 10 months.

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Karen Koster
Karen Koster

"I've been given part time, so thank you to TV3 for facilitating that for me."

Karen wed entrepreneur John McGuire in 2013.

Her announcement is just the latest shake-up on the flagship entertainment show with Aisling O'Loughlin saying that she will be taking unpaid leave in order to spend more time with her two sons Louis and Patrick and partner Nicholas MacInnes, whose acute myeloid leukaemia is in remission.

"The whole motherhood and working thing. People are always like, 'Can you balance it?' Well the answer is, 'No, I cannot balance it.' I don't balance it well at all," Aisling previously said.

Aisling O'Loughlin, partner Nick MacInnes, with children Louis & Patrick
Aisling O'Loughlin, partner Nick MacInnes, with children Louis & Patrick

"I'm taking unpaid time off," she said. "Using my parental leave, and I'm lucky the company offers that. I've got really flexible bosses who are great and look after me," she added.

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