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Una takes the plunge

POP babe Una Healy has finally taken the plunge with her boyfriend.

The Tipperary native (28) has been seeing her rugby star boyfriend Ben Foden for the past year and the pair have worked up the courage to brave what few couples have tried -- a skydive.

The high-profile pair celebrated Foden's birthday in style and took to the skies on Friday where they both completed a tandem skydive.

Una took to Twitter to announce her excitement, saying: "With the red devils with Ben about to do a parachute jump!!!!"

She later tweeted: "I'm alive! Best experience of my life! Thanks to all the red devils x."

And the Saturdays star didn't shed her sultry image for the dive -- she was still sporting her full hairdo and make-up as she posed alongside her rugby beau and one of the dive operators.

The Wiltshire-based skydive centre where Una did the dive is no stranger to celebrity adrenaline junkies -- Sugababes singer Janelle, WAG Danielle Lloyd and documentary star Bear Grylls have all availed of its services.

The Red Devils are the official parachute display team of both the Parachute Regiment and the British Army.

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Bosses often try to recruit popular personalities to gain publicity for the area, with the website reading: "The team's role is to promote both the Parachute Regiment and the British Army in support of recruitment by carrying out hundreds of spectacular parachute displays at public events each year and by attracting positive publicity through the media."

The star couple, who have never been shy about publicising their romance, have become more serious in recent weeks.

Una recently revealed that she hopes to walk down the aisle with Ben one day and has even dubbed them "Benuna".

They recently took their first holiday together where they jetted off to sunny Ibiza for some alone time.

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