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Power reveals desire to return to airwaves

RTE presenter Aidan Power has revealed that a return to radio is on his "wish list for 2010".

In spite of being one of the fastest rising stars on television, Power (inset) has confessed to the Diary that he wants to return to his roots in radio, and would love to have his own show.

The private presenter was being coy about his future career plans, although he confessed that a return to the airwaves may be on the cards during the year.

"I don't know, really," he told the Herald. "There's no point in talking about it because there is a lot to think about and there are conversations I need to have before talking about anything.

"I'd love to do radio. I got my start in a pirate radio station. It's where I got all my training.

"A return to radio is on my wish list for 2010. There isn't a specific show I'm interested in, I'm not fussy or choosy. I'd like to get the break to get back into it."

In December, Power acted as a stand-in for Will Leahy on his 2FM radio show while he was preparing for his nuptials.

The young star is in the middle of hosting The Café and has just begun filming All Ireland Talent Show Backstage, which will take up most of his schedule for the next three months.

"I'll be kept busy until March, and who knows after that," he said.

But after enjoying a quiet Christmas with long-time girlfriend Vivienne Bushnell, he quashed rumours of a festive proposal, saying that he is not that "predictable" and would not choose the holiday season to get down on one knee.

"Christmas was lovely," he said. "It was all we wanted. That's all I'll say."

Earlier this year, he was replaced by veteran broadcaster Marty Whelan on the hit show Winning Streak, but the young star then enjoyed being the MC for BT's Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition.