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Mickey Joe 'honoured' to be Brian's best man

THEY may have started out as rivals on RTE's talent series You're A Star -- but TV star Brian Ormond's friendship with eventual winner of the first contest Mickey Joe Harte has come a long way.

The Diary can reveal how the former Ice presenter has invited Donegal musician Mickey Joe to be the best man at his wedding to top model Pippa O'Connor next summer.

Mickey Joe explained how neither the date nor the venue for the glitzy nuptials have been confirmed, but says he will definitely be donning his tux to support his best pal on the big day.

"That's about the only detail of the wedding that I can speak about at this stage, I can definitely say that I'm going to be Brian's best man," he said.

"We met for the first time when we both took part on You're A Star and we bonded there.

"We've been close ever since and it's a real honour to be asked to be his best man on the big day," he added.

Brian (30) and his future bride Pippa were among those who came out to support Mickey Joe last night when he held a VIP bash at Dicey Reilly's to celebrate the re-release of Sound of the Summer, which will also boast a new music video.

The video also features a bonus track, in the form of brand new song, 2thousand10.

Among the big names who were in attendance to support him were Paul Brady, Mundy and Jim Corr.