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Sunshine breaks at the double for Jen

RTE star Jennifer Maguire has jetted home from a romantic getaway to Turkey with her long-term beau Lau Zamparelli.

The bubbly presenter explained how the couple have been making the most of their summer break by taking some time out in the sun-kissed holiday destination.

Prior to taking off with her other half, Cabinteely native Jennifer also enjoyed a girly trip to Marbella with her pals.

"I'm just back after a few weeks away, I was in Turkey on a last minute thing last week.

"We went to the party town of Kusadasi. It was nice but the food was terrible. They just served chips with everything.

"They were all speaking to my boyfriend as if he was Turkish as well because he went so dark over there in the sun. I was in Marbella, as well, before that so I'm just getting back to reality now," she said. Jennifer explained how she missed out on last week's RTE autumn launch announcement as a result but is looking forward to getting her teeth stuck into another series of Republic of Telly this season.

The Montrose star's first publicity gig this week was alongside Budweiser Ice Cold Index Weatherman Scott Campbell yesterday to announce that he will be stepping out to O'Sullivan's Bar in Douglas, Cork, tonight in search of his new co-star.

Jennifer will be joining the fun-loving personality as a celebrity judge, with the overall winner of the nationwide search set to be announced on the night.

Scott's new co-star will star alongside him delivering their very own Irish weather bulletin, to be broadcast next Wednesday, August 24 following the evening's news bulletins on TV3 and RTE.