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Apprentice Jen gets RTE job as our Cilla Black

SHE made her name as the feisty Dublin girl on the BBC's Apprentice and now Jennifer Maguire is set to become a TV star in her own right.

The Diary can reveal how the brunette beauty has landed her own RTE show, One Night Stand, which will see her become Ireland's answer to matchmaker Cilla Black.

Jennifer (29) will travel around the country, visiting some of our top single hotspots in the hopes of finding love for three single participants.

"Since leaving the Apprentice Jennifer has really impressed station bosses with her skills in front of the camera," said an insider.

"Her most recent gig as a showbiz reporter on the Republic of Telly really opened their eyes to just how witty and entertaining she can be.

"They feel that this is the ideal presenting job for her and could be the start of big things for her career in front of the camera."

Toto Productions, who have been commissioned by RTE to make the show, are currently calling on trios of singletons of any gender or sexual orientation to put their names forward to take part.

Unlike those signing up to take part, Jennifer herself is very much loved up with her long-term boyfriend, Italian actor Lau Zamparelli, whom she met through a theatre company that she set up in Bristol four years ago.