Michele unwinds with a romantic trip to Paris

ASSETS model Michele McGrath will be making the most of her free time following the wrap of her panto Beauty and the Beast this week when she jets off to Paris for a romantic break with her long-term beau Mark Siddons.

The Diary can reveal how the brunette beauty is being whisked off to the French capital by her hunky Welsh boyfriend on Friday, with the loved-up pair planning to spend a couple of days in Mark's adopted home of Rome beforehand.

Michele (24) explained how she was looking forward to a much needed rest after a hectic four weeks on stage, which saw her play the role of Belle in two productions a day.

The Dublin model, who says she thoroughly bonded with her co-stars Brian Dowling and Alan Hughes during her panto stint, performed for the final time on Sunday night, before jetting off to see her long-distance boyfriend on Monday.

In her absence, Michele's fellow model pals Hayley Ryan and Leah O'Reilly will be manning the fort at Buck's Townhouse, where the aspiring singer is employed as the head hostess.

Hayley (22) made a brief trip back to Dublin for the festive season before jetting off on a snowboarding holiday with pals on New Year's Day.

She has been based in London since last summer, where she has been trying to crack the UK modelling market alongside fellow Assets stunner Louise Kavanagh.

The leggy catwalk queen now plans to divide her time between the UK and Dublin.

Jet-setting Michele, meanwhile, has already booked a trip to London upon her return from Paris to visit Hayley and Louise for a weekend.