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My family were shocked when I kissed an older man, reveals Red Rock star Ann Skelly


Actress Ann Skelly

Actress Ann Skelly

Actress Ann Skelly

Red Rock star Ann Skelly has been inundated with texts and phonecalls from shocked relatives since she first appeared on TV3’s new drama.

Skelly (18) plays the part of schoolgirl Rachel Reid who is embroilled in an illicit affair with Sergeant Brian McGonigle.

“I hadn’t told my family what my character would be doing or who she would be kissing because it was top secret,” she told the Diary.

“So when they saw it on TV I got all these texts and phonecalls from aunties and uncles who were pretty shocked.”

Despite the controversial subject matter, Ann says she feels totally at ease on set.

“Sean [Mahon] who plays Brian is really brilliant so our scenes never feel uncomfortable, even though it is a controversial subject.”

The actress added that while it was a challenging part to play, she is relishing being part of the show.

“I’m studying for my Leaving Cert at the moment and am delighted to be part of the team.”


Striking gold with a new tan

Irish beauty queen Marissa Carter has launched her super successful fake tan brand, Cocoa Brown, Stateside.

The brand will be stocked at Ricky’s NYC and Marissa is delighted with the news.

“It’s been a dream of mine to see Cocoa Brown sold in America,” she said.

It’s been a hectic few weeks for Marissa whose exclusive Pre-Oscars  Tanning Suite in the Beverly Hilton went down a treat with the A Listers. In fact, seven nominees visit the suite prior to walking the red carpet – if it’s good enough for them it’s good enough for us!


Ed thrills fans with second gig

Ed Sheeran fans were delighted to hear that the nation’s favourite singer/ songwriter has added another Croke Park gig.

Sheeran will play on Friday 24 and Saturday 25 of July.

The pre-sale tickets for Friday July 24 have already sold out and the remaining tickets should sell like hot cakes. They went on sale from Ticketmaster this morning at 9am.


l And finally, if you haven’t checked it out already make a bee line for trendy new spot The Meeting House in Temple Bar – it’s a must see!