Friday 30 September 2016

'I'm single until I find someone who'll put up with me', reveals radio DJ Aidan Power

Eimear Rabbitt

Published 16/02/2016 | 08:03

Aidan Power
Aidan Power
Aidan Power at the opening of the Spencer Hotel in Dublin. Picture: Arthur Carron
Aidan Power at the Opening Night of the Vodafone Comedy Festival at the Iveagh Gardens Dublin

Line up, ladies - radio presenter Aidan Power has confirmed that he is still on the market.

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However, the modest DJ said that he doesn't like to "broadcast" that he is looking for love.

The TV and radio host - who recently left 2FM to take up his own breakfast show on iRadio - was at the launch of the pop-up Cadbury Creme Egg Cafe, which opens its doors from today.

But the 36-year-old confirmed that he won't be buying an Easter egg for anyone special this year.

Aidan Power at the opening of the Spencer Hotel in Dublin. Picture: Arthur Carron
Aidan Power at the opening of the Spencer Hotel in Dublin. Picture: Arthur Carron

"Yes, I am single - but it's not something that I go around broadcasting," Aidan told the Diary.

Asked what he looks for in a lady, Aidan joked: "Someone who will put up with me!"

The Dubliner said he has no interest in looking for love online. Aidan, who had been filling in on 2FM, was delighted after landing his own daily breakfast slot on iRadio.

Aidan and Oonagh In The Morning broadcasts every day from 7-10am, and is in direct competition with 2FM's Breakfast Republic.

The show, featuring Jennifer Zamparelli and Bernard O'Shea, took a hit in the most recent radio figures, but Aidan said he is just focusing on his own programme.

"I don't pay too much attention to ratings unless they are my own," he said.

"I think with anything you do in this industry, you just have to do your best and put on a good show."

The Templeogue native said he is looking forward to causing some "mischief" on the early-morning slot.

Aidan Power at the Opening Night of the Vodafone Comedy Festival at the Iveagh Gardens Dublin
Aidan Power at the Opening Night of the Vodafone Comedy Festival at the Iveagh Gardens Dublin

"The show is full of mischief, and we started off with good ratings, so my job is not to ruin that," he said.

"We are going to have a lot of fun with the show."

With some TV projects also in the pipeline, Aidan will be back on RTE screens for his annual stint presenting the parade on St Patrick's Day.

"I do the parade every year and I love it - it's the second-biggest parade in the world, so it's huge fun," Aidan told the Diary.

The former presenter of The Cafe also has his sights on working on RTE's sporting coverage this summer.

"There will probably be a few things happening, with the Euros and the Olympics," he said. "With TV, you take everything as it comes."

The trim presenter then tucked into some of the chocolate delights on offer at the new Cadbury's Creme Egg Cafe - open until Saturday on Dublin's Canal Road.

The treats include the creme egg toastie and the gooey donut.

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