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Claire Byrne

Claire Byrne

Claire Byrne's baby is due in October

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Your diarist was exiting Fallon & Byrne on Wicklow Street, Dublin, on Tuesday evening just as RTE broadcaster-with-a-bump Claire Byrne was coming in to attend a Lancome extravaganza.

"I'm having the baby in October," she told me, adding that the beautiful ring she was wearing on a significant finger was from an antique ring emporium in the Powerscourt Centre, courtesy of her fiance Gerry Scollan.

Forgive me for the cliche about pregnant women, but the pretty presenter was glowing with fertile fabulousness.

So naturally, I told her so. "Thank you, I couldn't be happier," she said.

Just as blissed-out is Irish actress Tara Leniston who had her second baby with partner Andrew Fowler last weekend. "The newest member to our team. Luca John Fowler was born on Saturday night at 2.24am, 8lbs 4oz," stunner Tara, who once briefly dated John Lennon's son Julian, told me from London – where she moved a few years ago to further her acting career.

"Baby boom still in full swing!" Tara already has a three-year-old son Dylan with TV presenter Andrew, who she has been with since 2009.

Sunday Independent