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Tuesday 28 January 2020

TV and radio star Eoghan McDermott flying the nest after snapping up bachelor pad

Eoghan McDermott
Eoghan McDermott

Eimear Rabbitt

After spending several years living at home with his parents, TV and radio star Eoghan McDermott is finally moving onto the property ladder.

The 32-year-old is ready to snap up his own bachelor pad in a leafy suburb of south Dublin.

But Eoghan, who said the two bedroom house in upmarket Goatstown needs a lot of work, won’t be moving in with his model girlfriend Jo Archbold.

The Voice of Ireland host has been dating the Assets beauty for nearly two years, but Eoghan is looking forward to finally having a place to himself.

Jo Archbold
Jo Archbold

“No way, nobody is going to move in with me,” Eoghan said.

“It’s my first ever house so I’ll live on my own for at least a year.”

“I’ve sale agreed a place. I’ve been gazumped about three different times on places that have fallen through, so fingers crossed.  It’s only small, it’s a two bed with a big ass mortgage.”

The Knocklyon native said that the house, close to The Goat Bar & Grill in Dublin 14, needs a lot of work.

“It’s in Goatstown so it is a nice location but it is tiny and it is old as s**t. It needs to be gutted so I got it at a reasonably okay price.”

The floppy haired presenter who recently returned from a holiday to Thaliand with close pal Niall Horan, said that becoming a home owner wouldn’t stop him leaving Ireland if a work opportunity presented itself.

“If there was something worth going for then I would go for it. I’ve no particular allegiance.”

While he is enjoying his daytime radio gig on 2fm, Eoghan revealed that he loves the freedom of freelance work and even turned down a three year contract at the station.

“We were offered three years but I said I’d take two and said we’ll see how it goes. It’s nice to just be free, like a glamourous hobo.”

The Dublin presenter is also involved in several RTE projects and is hoping to travel to America in the coming months to follow the Donal Trump presidential campaign.

“That would be amazing,” he said.

Eoghan will present a two-part series for RTE2 later this year based on the findings of a nationwide survey, ‘Generation What?’

The survey is being carried out across 11 European countries and the answers will be analysed and used to form the documentary series about issues that affect young people today such as religion, politics, sex and drugs.

“It’s going to be fascinating and it only went live yesterday and 2,500 people have already done the survey so they’re hoping to get 40,000 or 50,000 people to do it,” Eoghan said.

“It’ll be the biggest survey of young people ever and then it’ll be compared to our counterparts.”

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