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Stephen and I were born to be close - Aoiffe

Apprentice beauty Aoiffe Madden may be just good buddies with her TV co-star Stephen Higgins. But the pair certainly have no shortage of things in common and even share an eerie coincidence when it comes to their birthday.

The Galway native has revealed how the pair were born within hours of each other in the same maternity hospital in the City of Tribes.

It has prompted them to have a joint 26th birthday party in Krystle tomorrow.

"We were both born in Galway Regional Hospital and when we checked with our mums, we were even delivered by the same doctor.

"I was born close to midnight on January 11 so I turned 26 on Monday while he was born in the early hours of January 12 so it's his actual birthday on Tuesday," she explained.

"That's why we decided to have a joint party so I invited about 30 or 40 of my closest friends and family.

"But I think he has gone around inviting half the world and anyone he has ever met!"