Monday 29 December 2014

Lovebirds Bressie and Roz work up a sweat in sizzling Lanzarote

Celeb pair give storms a wide berth at island fitness resort

Published 28/12/2013 | 07:42

FIT: Roz Purcell pictured in Lanzarote with Bressie and trainer Mark Young

WHILE the rest of us are battling the storms and comforting ourselves with mince pies, model Roz Purcell and musician boyfriend Bressie are spending the holidays in sunny Lanzarote.

The celeb couple, who have always kept quiet about their relationship, have been on the island since December 17, training for an Ironman triathlon.

A photo posted online confirmed the pair were there together as they posed with trainer Mark Young.

In an interview they gave to the resort's website, Roz said she and Bressie train together at home and cycle the same distances.

She joked that he has even written a song about her favourite cycling route in Lanzarote, the winding Tabayesco mountain road.

The loved-up fitness fanatics have been busy pedalling up local peaks and have ditched turkey and stuffing for Japanese food.

Although it appears things are hotting up between the pair, they have both been keeping their fans guessing by tweeting separate snaps of themselves from the volcanic island, careful never to mention or picture each other.

Bressie confirmed in November that he was spending Christmas at the resort, but did not say it would be with Roz.

The Voice of Ireland coach said he had stumbled on the resort when he was on a lads' holiday last March and returned two months later because he had fallen in love with the place.

He tweeted on Christmas Day: "Won't lie to ye. Homesick."

He added that the sausages and rashers in Lanzarote were breaking his heart.

He and Roz will be there for two weeks training for the Ironman, which takes place in Austria in May, though Bressie's celeb pals had begged him to return for some festive partying.

MTV's Laura Whitmore was to head out with the musician last night, but he had to confess he was still abroad.

Both Roz and Bressie said they were enjoying training in the sun over the Christmas period and avoiding the miserable weather back home.

But the storms are not the only 'soakings' he has been dodging.

"I know lots of people in Ireland who go partying over Christmas, and I said that if I do that I won't be able to stay on track to get in condition for May, so I decided to come over here," he said.

He also said he never imagined doing such a hardcore event until he discovered the resort that Roz has been going to for several years.

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