Monday 27 February 2017

'I haven't been to the gym since I got married', reveals Pippa O'Connor

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Pippa O'Connor launching the Dublin Fashion Festival
Pippa O'Connor launching the Dublin Fashion Festival
Pippa O’Connor pictured at The Marker Hotel’s summer garden party on the rooftop. Photo: Anthony Woods
TV Presenter Brian Ormond & model Pippa O'Connor's wedding in 2011
Tv3 Autumn Schedule launch at the Aviva Stadium Dublin Pippa O Connor Picture Brian McEvoy No repro fee for one use
August 2018: Pippa O’Connor was unveiled as the new face of the Dublin Fashion Festival.

Model mum Pippa O'Connor says running after her toddler son Ollie keeps her in tip top shape.

The 31-year-old wed tv presenter Brian Ormond in 2011 and said she hasn't been to the gym since walking up the aisle.

Writing in today's Celebrity Diary with The Herald, she said: "I recently filmed an episode of The Restaurant and although I really enjoyed it it was much harder than I thought it would be.

"Even just being in a professional kitchen was quite scary to be honest – the chefs aren’t performing for the cameras, it’s a real working restaurant.

TV Presenter Brian Ormond & model Pippa O'Connor's wedding in 2011
TV Presenter Brian Ormond & model Pippa O'Connor's wedding in 2011

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"I was slagging the shoes they gave me at the start of the day because they were these horrible, clog-style things, but I have to say I was delighted to have them by the end of the day because they were so comfy.

"I love food but, to be honest, I prefer eating it than cooking."

O'Connor, who is the current face of Dublin Fashion Festival, said she's "lucky" to have her metabolism and isn't in a rush to get back into breaking a sweat.

Tv3 Autumn Schedule launch at the Aviva Stadium Dublin
Pippa O Connor
Picture Brian McEvoy
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Tv3 Autumn Schedule launch at the Aviva Stadium Dublin Pippa O Connor Picture Brian McEvoy No repro fee for one use

"While I’m not too bad in the kitchen, I grew up with amazing chefs around me and I wish I appreciated it more at the time and had learnt a few more things," she said.

Read more: Pippa O'Connor and hubby Brian won't be attending pal Ronan and Storm's exclusive wedding

"I’m lucky that I don’t have to watch my weight at all – I haven’t been in the gym since before I got married, I did yoga when I was pregnant and that’s about it.

"I’d love to be a bit fitter, but I just don’t think I’m that kind of person – although running around after my son Ollie certainly keeps me on my toes."

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