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Daithi shows off lovely Rose Rita for the first time

HE'S been keeping a low profile since making a permanent move to Dublin last summer, but RTE presenter Daithi O Se was finally ready to step out publicly with his new girlfriend Rita Talty last night.

Dressed in his trademark cowboy boots, loved-up Daithi proudly showed off his Rose as the couple posed for pictures at the opening night of John B Keane's The Field at the Olympia.

And the man once voted Ireland's sexiest TV star introduced New Jersey native Rita to friends, including fellow All Ireland Talent Show judge Amanda Brunker.

The handsome couple also shared a drink with Daithi's RTE Daily Show co-presenter Claire Byrne at a VIP drinks reception in the venue's Sheridan's bar. Claire revealed how she was particularly excited at the prospect of seeing Brian Dennehy take to the stage in the iconic role of the Bull McCabe.

Kerry native Daithi first revealed details of his blossoming romance with former Rose of Tralee Rita at last year's festival in August, which he presented for the first time.

Within weeks his other half had relocated to Dublin, with the smitten pair moving in together.

Daithi even spent Christmas Day with his other half and her parents and other relatives in Clare.

Despite the fast pace their relationship has been moving at, the Montrose presenter insists he has no plans to walk down the aisle this year.