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Sile's birthday treat ... it's just a shame about the burnt toast

SILE Seoige toasted her 33rd birthday this weekend with the help of her loved ones and good friends.

The Galway girl, who revealed in February that she is fighting thyroid cancer, toasted the occasion with breakfast in bed yesterday morning -- courtesy of her partner Kim Burrowes.

The chatty personality was then presented with a candle-lit birthday cake by her Newstalk colleagues upon her arrival in studios yesterday afternoon.

"As a former 'I don't really do birthdays' girl I'm converted!!

"It really is good to celebrate the good days," Sile wrote on her social networking site.

"I'm very lucky to have such wonderfully brilliant people in my life.

"And thanks a mil for all the birthday wishes guys ... don't normally set out to really celebrate my birthday but this year I'm OK with being spoilt," she added on Twitter.

Earlier this week, Sile's big sister Grainne (38) spoke about her sibling's strength in her battle against cancer in the past six months. Sile was diagnosed in September -- but only made the news public in February.

"It was a huge shock. She is not at the end of the road. I can't talk about it as if it's a thing in the past as it's not, it's current," Crimecall host Grainne said.

"She said nothing, made no drama -- a very, very dignified woman. She's a lady.

"I don't know if it's an Irish coping mechanism but we have actually ended up laughing a lot at the whole situation. You know, it can become pretty dark.


"People ask me 'who are your heroes?', well it's my sister.

"Her poise, her integrity, her strength is an inspiration to me, she is a woman who really knows herself and is very true to herself and I think if you can do that, you'll always be okay on some level.

"She is an amazing woman," the RTE host said.

Mum-of-one Grainne also opened up about her relationship to South African rugby coach Leon Jordaan.

"I am in love, and it really is a wonderful feeling for someone to have your back," she revealed.