DWTS contestant Katherine Lynch reveals she's found love with a 'tall handsome fella'
RTE's Dancing With The Stars contestant Katherine Lynch has partnered up with a new man, the Diary can reveal.
The well-known personality, who's a shadow of herself since shedding two stone over the past six months, has confirmed that she's happily loved up.
While she preferred to keep his identity under wraps, Katherine did say that her "dance card is full".
"I am with someone. I'm with a big, tall, handsome fella," she said.
"It's still early days so I don't want to say too much."
He even accompanied her to the dancing show in the Ardmore Film Factory in Bray last Sunday, where she was mingling backstage with her new best pal, Thalia Heffernan, and fellow contestants.
The pair were seen hanging out in the green room after the show as they caught up with all the cast and crew on the hit show. Thalia's boyfriend Ryan McShane is tipped to win the show with Denise McCormack.
"We're the most unlikely friends, but we're great buddies. She's 21 years of age, but she's got an old head on young shoulders," she said.
"I felt for Des going out, but I think he was okay about it. He knew he had his run of it and none of us, especially myself and Des, expected to be there until week nine or 10."
Katherine said that she's keen to keep up her new-found love of fitness, thanks to firstly going on Operation Transformation and then DWTS.
"I'm really missing the show and the regime so have to keep myself on track. I'm going to find a dance class near me and keep it up. It's a great form of exercise," she said.
"Since Operation Transformation, I've lost a total of two stone, so I went into Siopella the other day and bought a lovely John Galliano dress and it was a size 10 so I was delighted."
Next month, Katherine will be back in the spotlight as she's hosting INM's Rock Against Homelessness gig, which takes place in the Olympia on Friday, April 7.
Headlined by Ham Sandwich and held to raise funds for Focus Ireland, she said the issue of homelessness is one very close to her heart.
"I live in Temple Bar and there's a massive problem with homelessness, I see them all the time. I know their faces and they know me and sometimes, I see if I can do anything to help.
"We really need to start looking after them because it's an epidemic. One particular family on the street - the mum is pregnant again, she already has two kids - and I see them in Spar hanging out for the day and sometimes, they get a shelter for the night and sometimes they don't. It makes you count your blessings. It's a privilege to host something like this," she said.
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