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Sunday 20 April 2014

"I want to raise my kids in Ireland," says Vogue

Vogue models at the launch of the Australian emigration survey on the eve of their 5th anniversary, helping Irish people prepare properly for emigrating to Australia.
Vogue models at the launch of the Australian emigration survey on the eve of their 5th anniversary, helping Irish people prepare properly for emigrating to Australia.

Mrs Brian McFadden said she will not be raising their future children in Australia.

MODEL Vogue Williams wants her children to grow up in Ireland and is planning to start a family within two years.

The wife of former Westlife singer Brian McFadden told the Irish Independent that she'd like to have her first child by her 30th birthday.

Dublin-born Williams (27) had been living in Australia with father-of-two McFadden (33) prior to their Italian wedding last September.

The couple have since relocated closer to home and will next week move into their new London residence.

"I will never settle in Australia," Williams said.  "That was a major thing, because we got married and I do want to have kids in the next few years, but I wouldn't want to have them there.

"Who am I going to dump them on if my mum and sister are not there? I wanted to come back and have them around. So they'll be coming in about two-and-a-half years."

Vogue cheers on her man as he plays in Ronan Keating's golf classic.
Vogue cheers on her man as he plays in Ronan Keating's golf classic.

Williams was speaking in Dublin yesterday, where she unveiled a new emigration survey conducted by the Immigration Agency in Ireland.

It discovered that 85pc of participants would "happily" move to Australia, with 58pc admitting they felt there were better jobs opportunities down under. Williams is currently filming a documentary for RTE's 'Reality Bites' series about Irish abroad.

"I went over to Australia RTE and it was just a full-on week of filming all week. There were 15 hour days, but it was great fun. When I got back to Australia I did miss it because I was going and doing all the fun, touristy things… But I always love coming back to Ireland," she said.

The DJ said that she has a number of projects coming up in the UK, but was staying tight lipped on revealing any details.  Williams did admit that she is keen to do more radio presenting and would love a programme similar to that of Lucy Kennedy and Baz Ashmawy's axed 2FM weekend slot. 

"I would love a radio show, a bit like when Nicky Byrne sat in for Ryan Tubridy.  I did have the show on Phantom, but I'd love to do one with someone else. It's a lot easier then to bounce ideas off someone because when I did Phantom, I was all on my own. It could be like Lucy and Baz - but music based."

 

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