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Mairead shows off her new man after marriage split

THE WANTED'S viral tune booms: "And I decided you look well on me, well on me." Today FM's Mairead Farrell has decided the same about the new man in her life and has firmly put her marriage break up behind her.

She stepped out with her new boyfriend at the Dublin premiere of Arthur Christmas at the Savoy this weekend.

The pair brought her son Dara (3) to the red carpet event -- and the popular presenter says she is loving life at the moment.

Mairea's delighted to have found love again but is keen to keep her new man out of the industry spotlight.

"Everything's great right now. I have a great new partner, but I don't want him mentioned yet, I don't want to scare him away," she confides.

After splitting from her marketing executive husband Eamon Fitzpatrick last year, Mairead has remained tight-lipped about her personal life.

Although she isn't ready to walk down the aisle again any time soon.

"There will be no wedding bells, it's way, way, way, way too soon. Yes I would like to have more children but I'm still very young. If it happens, it happens, but if it doesn't then I've got my little gorgeous boy and I'm very happy with him," she explained.

Mairead and her former husband Eamon are on good terms.

Eamon helped Mairead care for their son while she filmed her upcoming RTE series Hello Baby Bye Bye Body, which explores how Irish women feel about their bodies after giving birth.

"I squished in the entire show over four days and worked really long hours to get it done. That was fine because my ex-husband took care of Dara during filming. It's nice because now I have a good ex-husband and a great new partner. And with all that I have a great family," she said.

Meanwhile, the Finglas native admitted that she didn't like her body after giving birth to Dara three years ago and says she still can't get rid of the stretch marks.

"The new show is all about how women feel after having a baby or even a few babies. After having Dara I wasn't in love with my body and I still have lots of stretch marks on my tummy. I was so happy with my baby but I didn't feel like myself afterwards.

"I talk to some amazing women who hate their bodies and don't feel the same after having the baby. It was great to talk to women who felt the same why I did, it made me feel normal. We set up a truth booth and the programme too and women came in and talked to the camera," she explained.

The new show will air on RTE on December 1.

And Mairead will also be lending her skills to Craig Doyle's new panel show The Social (left).

She said that the show will be live and is "more a conversational show than a comedy".

- AR