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Aisling relaxed as Xpose left 'in capable hands'

PRESENTER Aisling O'Loughlin is enjoying a blissful maternity leave getting to know her newest arrival, second son Louis Alexander.

And according to the mum-of-two she hasn't had to think about her job as co-host of hit TV3 fashion show Xpose at all, because it is in such capable hands.

After much speculation about who would get the six-month maternity leave contract, presenter and DJ Michelle Doherty was announced as Aisling's temporary replacement.

Aisling confirmed to the Diary that she has yet to talk to Michelle since she landed the coveted role.

"I think Michelle is great and has plenty of experience so I don't need to worry," she said.

Aisling, who also has son Patrick (2) with partner Nick MacInnes, welcomed baby Louis into the world in December.

Pal and show co-host Karen Koster has vowed to take Aisling out for an Xpose reunion once she gets through the sleepless nights. The Clare native, who went on maternity leave last October, will be back on the show later this year.

And Michelle has insisted that her time in TV3 is temporary for now.

"I took my maternity leave a bit earlier so I will probably be back at the end of May," revealed mum Aisling.