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Eoghan spending time on friend Laura's couch

HE has a string of celebrity friends and presenter Eoghan McDermott is making good use of their success by spending his time "couch surfing" in London.

The Voice of Ireland anchor has no fixed abode in the UK and has been staying at the homes of friends like MTV host Laura Whitmore. "I am kind of a travelling hobo at the moment; I don't have a house so I just live in people's houses.

"I'm staying with my friends who are successful and have spare rooms," the 29-year-old told the Herald.


He was speaking at the launch of the sixth annual Pieta House Darkness into Light event in Dublin yesterday.

Taking place on May 10, the early morning experience will see thousands of people pound the streets for the suicide prevention charity, walking or running a 5km route as the sun rises.

His inspiration is his mum, a recently retired home school liaison, who saw the impact of suicide at first hand.