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Darren is snapped up by major agency but will keep his Irish base

PRESENTER and stylist Darren Kennedy has the Big Apple in his sights after being snapped up by a world famous talent agency.

The Dubliner has signed with the New York branch of the prestigious William Morris agency, the Diary has learned.

With branches across the world, including LA, William Morris is known for attracting some of the world's biggest stars, including Matt Damon and Scarlett Johansson (pictured right).

The agency is also a fan of Irish talent it seems as Jack Reynor is on their books ahead of the release of blockbuster Transformers 4 this summer.

Darren, who has been making waves across the water on UK breakfast show This Morning, is now hoping to secure TV work Stateside.


"I spent some time over in New York recently and I have a management team over there," Darren told the Diary.

"I have done some work over in the States, but I have never had any representation there so this was the next step.

"William Morris is a big agency and they know what they are doing," he added.

The fashion presenter, who continues to divide his time between Dublin and London, said he has no plans to return to New York just yet, but is delighted with his new representation.

"I have just got back and it's very busy right now so I'm not sure when I will go over again, hopefully in the coming months," explained Darren.

"It's early days so it's just about getting to know the team and taking things as they come.

"The world is becoming such a small place so it's exciting, even to just see what is out there," added the 32-year-old.

Darren, who was invited to a swanky lunch in London last week to celebrate Irish talent and creativity during President Michael D Higgins' state visit to Britain, is continuing to film fashion segments for ITV show This Morning.

The stylist is also busy at home as he puts the finishing touches to his new design collaboration with tailor to the stars Louis Copeland.

"It is my second collection with Louis and it launches at the end of the month so it is all go," Darren said.

Despite his jet-setting lifestyle, Darren has no plans to leave his home in Dublin, which he shares with partner Aidan and pooch Harry, behind.

"I've always managed with travelling where I need to go and want to keep my base in Ireland – it's where my family and friends are," he added.