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Caroline's coming back for big, new hush-hush job on Irish television

HOLLYWOOD hopeful Caroline Morahan is moving back to Dublin after landing a major TV deal here.

The ex-Off The Rails presen-ter set tongues wagging when she jetted back into town for an impromptu visit, surprising her family and friends.

But a source close to the brunette (30) has revealed that the small screen star was lured back home by TV bosses to front a hot, new prime time show, which will be unveiled as part of the autumn schedule.

Speaking to the Herald, a friend close to Caroline said: "She is absolutely thrilled with the offer on the table.

"It's a major new job and she's really excited about it."

Caroline was spotted celebrating alongside several pals from both LA and home in Leeson Street hotspot Bucks Townhouse over the weekend, where model Gail Kaneswaren was celebrating her birthday with a VIP bash including guests from new Irish production Camelot.

The pal said: "She was in fantastic form and didn't seem to mind people knowing she is back in Dublin for work. She's really enjoyed living in LA and hasn't ruled out returning there in the near future.

"At the moment she is viewing her return to Dublin as something short term.

"She loves LA and the lifestyle over there. She has never made any secret about her ambitions to become a big time actress but the offer from Dublin was just too good to refuse."


Morahan is believed to have been approached about the secret new job when she jetted back to Dublin in May to join celebs for the Sex And The City premiere.

Caroline has been living in LA for the past year and is said to have committed to working on a number of projects over there. The slimmed-down presenter has been attempting to pursue an acting career in America.

But despite the buzz surrounding her return here, she is staying tight-lipped as to whether she will be working for her former employer RTE or whether it will be with TV3, for whom she presented the Cosmetic Surgery show alongside Dr Robert Rey earlier this year.

"She is going to let the broadcaster make the big announcement but the deal is signed and sealed," said our source. "It's a huge opportunity and everyone is excited to see her back on the Irish small screen."