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UK soap stars can't wait for Irish TV awards this year


Jennifer Metcalfe

Jennifer Metcalfe

Jennifer Metcalfe

A host of UK soap stars were in Ireland over the weekend and said they can't wait to come back for the Irish TV awards later this year.

There are set to be two ceremonies with the return of the TV Now Awards and the new IFTA TV Awards, which are set to take place in October.

On Friday night, Maynooth was buzzing as Jennifer Metcalfe (right) from Hollyoaks and Coronation Street stars Georgia Maye Foote and Sean Ward walked the red carpet at the opening of the new Cathedral bar and venue.

"I'd love to come over, if they'd have me," Jennifer joked to the Diary.

"I absolutely love it here. I've always had a really, really nice response over here," Georgia said.

"Yeah they'd be really interesting actually. Nice to see something different. BAFTA's are so exciting."

Meanwhile, Georgia's boyfriend Sean revealed that his family is Irish.

"My family is from Ireland. My mum's from Cork and my dad's from Galway," he said.