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Daithi O Se swaps baby tips with Maura Derrane on set

Sharon McGowan

Published 30/04/2015 | 10:26

Daithi O Se (left) and Maura Derrane (right)
Daithi O Se (left) and Maura Derrane (right)
Maura Derrane and her husband John Deasy at the Santa Rita/Sunday Independent RAI Awards in the Burlington hotel
Today presenters Maura Derrane and Daithi O Se
Rita Talty, Daithi O'Se, Maura Derrane at the Peter Mark VIP Style Awards 2013

They're both new to parenthood after becoming parents for the first time last year and Daithi O Se has revealed that he trades parenting tips with his TV co-presenter Maura Derrane.

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The Today Show host, whose son Micheal Og was born on St Patrick's Day 2014, admitted that he and Maura often chat about their experiences raising children.

"We would [share tips]. Micheal is two months older than Maura's son Cal so something that's happening to Micheal now will be happening to him a few months later," he told the Herald.

"It all kind of makes sense."

Today presenters Maura Derrane and Daithi O Se
Today presenters Maura Derrane and Daithi O Se

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However, the Kerryman added that the pair have been sharing more than just parenting advice.

"I'm sure loads of germs were being passed back and forth from Micheal to me to Maura and on to Cal because there was a few weeks when we were all sick in some way," he joked.

The broadcaster admitted having a child has meant a lot of changes for him and his former New Jersey Rose wife Rita.

Maura Derrane and her husband John Deasy at the Santa Rita/Sunday Independent RAI Awards in the Burlington hotel
Maura Derrane and her husband John Deasy at the Santa Rita/Sunday Independent RAI Awards in the Burlington hotel

"It's great. It's a lot different because there's actually an extra human being inside the house with you constantly wondering how they are and worrying what they're doing and if they've been fed," he said.

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While they're loving being parents to baby Michael, Rita told the Herald that the couple have no plans to have more children yet.

"As of right now we're just happy being the three of us," she explained.

Rita Talty, Daithi O'Se, Maura Derrane at the Peter Mark VIP Style Awards 2013
Rita Talty, Daithi O'Se, Maura Derrane at the Peter Mark VIP Style Awards 2013

"God willing, hopefully one day he will have a brother or sister.

"We both grew up in big families and I think it'd be nice for him ... who knows," Rita added

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