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I got a life after TV3 and I'm not giving it up - Lorraine

PRESENTER Lorraine Keane has ruled out a return to full-time TV work: she's too busy with her happy home life.

The former TV3 star made her name as the face of fashion series Xpose before leaving the station in 2009.

In 2010, she published a tell-all book about her time at the station and then boss Ben Frow vowed never to work with her again.

The Dubliner is still a regular fixture on the social scene, but says she prefers being footloose and fancy-free and can't see herself being chained to the desk any time soon.

She has two daughters, Emelia (9) and Romy (6) with music producer husband Peter Devlin.

"Since I jumped off the treadmill and got a life, it will be difficult to give it up," Lorraine (41) said.

"When I was working full-time with my own little babies, it was difficult to get the time to do all I want to do.

"It's nice to be able to do so much with them."



While she enjoys a less hectic work schedule, Lorraine still welcomes the odd project to keep her ticking over.

"I did some stuff with the Today Show and with RTE," she said.

Lorraine's daughters are growing up fast but she laughs: "They will always be babies to me."

And the brunette admits that it would be difficult for her children, especially her youngest daughter, if she did go back to full-time work.

"Somebody asked Romy what she wants to be when she grows up and she said, 'Just be a mum like my mum'.

"I left full-time work when she was two-and-a-half, so she doesn't know Lorraine Keane the TV presenter."

As well as being smitten with her children, Lorraine is also loved up with husband Peter.

She says it is her happy home life that inspired to give back and she is ambassador of several charities, including Trocaire, and filmed an RTE documentary about her trip to Africa in 2009.

"Since I gave up full-time work, I give one month a year to Trocaire and I produce some documentaries for RTE," Lorraine said.

"It's not easy and not nice at times, but I'm delighted to do it."