Saturday 24 March 2018

"I always make an eejit of myself when I like a girl," says single Bressie

Bressie on stage in Colaiste Cholmcille, Ballyshannon, Co Donegal
Bressie, Roz Purcell, and Brent Pope are among the colourful characters signed up for Irelands most fun 5k run ever
Bressie, Roz Purcell, and Brent Pope are among the colourful characters signed up for Irelands most fun 5k run ever
Rozanna Purcell
Kirsty Blake Knox

Kirsty Blake Knox

Ireland's most eligible bachelor is looking for a lucky lady to 'show him love'

Brushing aside rumours of a romance with model Rozanna Purcell, the Mullingar man (32) says he needs to start investing in his love life again.

"I'm going to chill the f*** out and have a personal life again," he told The Diary. "I'm not some weird guy who doesn't want a relationship.

"But it's hard to have a personal life when you're working so much; you've got to make time and invest in it.

"I need to start making time for it, now that I'm getting old and before I'm too long on the shelf," he said.

Don't let those brooding looks fool you; Bressie says when it comes to chatting up ladies he's a complete disaster.

"I'm an absolute mess around women," he says. "Only around women I like, though."

Bressie says, if you wanna know if he loves you so, it's in his twitch. "If I like them, I start mumbling and I develop a nervous twitch," he explains.

"If you ever see an Irishman scratching his head or his nose when he's chatting to you -- that's it. He fancies you."

"That's the sign. Who even gets an itchy head? Unless there are flies around."

You can take the man out of Mullingar, but you can't take Mullingar out of the man.

The Voice judge says he follows the typical Irish approach to impressing the ladies: get drunk and make an eejit of himself.

"I have no chat-up lines -- none whatsoever," he says. "I do that typical Irish male thing where I get too drunk, try to do something cool and make a complete eejit of myself."

It's not surprising Bressie's love life has taken a back seat, what with triathlon training and plugging his new album.

But come the end of May, he'll have time to focus on his personal life.

"I'm training loads for the triathlons and have the tour coming up in May -- all around Ireland, which will be great," he says.

"It's not tough work, but it's time-consuming and it's hard not having your weekends or be able to have any commitments."

So the countdown is on until Bressie starts making time for Mrs Right.

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