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Romance blossoms for Tallafornia's Dave and songbird Leanne

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Leanne and Dave. Photo: Brian McEvoy

Leanne and Dave. Photo: Brian McEvoy

Leanne and Dave. Photo: Brian McEvoy

He's the beefed-up gym junkie who shot to fame on Tallafornia.

She's the wide-eyed singer who has performed in more Eurovision song contests then Johnny Logan and Linda Martin.

They may seem like an unlikely duo, but Dave Behan and Leanne Moore's blossoming romance is growing stronger every day.

The pair made their first public appearance together at the opening of Priscilla Queen of the Desert and looked smitten as they wandered through the foyer.

And according to close pals they are "very, very happy together".

Leanne and Dave were introduced by mutual friends several months ago and instantly hit it off.

CHEMISTRY

"They're a great match," a source told the Diary. "The chemistry is there and they make each other laugh.

"Dave's had a pretty volatile love life over the past year but he seems delighted to have found Leanne."

Blessington-born Dave previously dated fellow Tallafornia star and darts model Kelly Donegan. The pair met on TV3's reality TV show in 2011 and had a tempestuous two-year relationship.

They parted ways this year and Kelly admitted it was a difficult break-up.

"I am shocked and disappointed," she said at the time. "But it is what it is. It's tough being in the public eye."

It was a messy break-up; Kelly refused to show up to the launch of Dave's new gym, she also hit out at Kildare model Tiffany Stanley who claimed Dave had asked her out on a date. Kelly labelled Tiffany "desperate" and "heartless".

BAGGAGE

After all that drama and model warfare it comes as no great surprise that Dave is keen to keep his relationship with Leanne a little more private.

"It's still relatively early days for Leanne and Dave," a friend said.

"Both of them have come out of fairly long-term relationships; Leanne was dating a guy for several years and Dave has a lot of baggage. So they're taking things slow and keeping a low profile."

Romancing aside; it's been a hectic few months for fitness fanatic Dave. The 28-year-old recently set up Greystones-based fitness centre Go Gym with pal and former Tallafornia co-star Jay Abbey.

Leanne, meanwhile, is tipped alongside Daniella Moyles and Nadia Forde, to take over from Aisling O'Loughlin when she takes her maternity leave.

"A lot of names are being tossed around but Leanne seems the obvious fit. She's confident, good on camera and has done lots of work with Xpose," a TV3 insider said.


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