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Maternity modelling hasn't made me all broody, insists Pippa

Pippa O'Connor insists she's not broody -- despite sporting a baby bump for a recent trip down the catwalk.

The blonde model quashed suggestions that she is eager to have children of her own just yet, after wearing a makeshift bump to model Mamas and Papas' maternity wear.

Newly engaged Pippa (25) said she would love to start having children with her TV presenter partner Brian Ormond (28), but they will be waiting for the "right time".

"No, I'm definitely not broody. We all had a laugh about it really. I certainly won't be having children now," she told the Diary.

"I can't wait when the time is right though." The Kildare beauty said that all the other models involved backstage got such a kick out of seeing her slender frame with the bump that they all took pictures.

"It was the theme and all the girls just started laughing when they saw me. All you can do is laugh. It was good fun -- I even took a picture and sent it to Brian who thought it was funny as well. But we'll focus on getting married first."

As the showbiz couple have settled on June next year as the month for their nuptials, the bride-to-be said that preparations were coming along "slowly but surely".

"I've been very busy, thankfully, so every week or so I get a bit done. I'm very relaxed and laidback as it is, but from this June on I'll really start planning.

"Both of us agree on exactly what the other wants, we seem to think the exact same.

"Brian just wants it to be a big party that's good fun and great entertainment."


Pippa said that she had shunned taking on a 'bridezilla' persona and hadn't even begun searching for her dress yet.

"I really don't know yet, but apparently they can take up to nine months to create so I need to start looking soon."

The star is also preparing for her reality television debut on TV3's summer series Beauty Rooms where a group of Ireland's most stylish celebrities live together in a Dublin 4 home and learn the tricks of the trade of the beauty industry.

"We just finished recording it, I can't wait to see it," she said. "I did something for TV3 last year on the day of the Style Awards so I was kind of used to that. But it was great fun."

Although she is enjoying her transition into the television world, she said viewers shouldn't expect to be seeing her and Brian in a newlyweds-style reality programme.