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At the launch of the Irish Heart Foundation’s On the Dry campaign were (l-r): Kelly Donegan, Sinead Goldrick, Emily O’Donnell, Caroline Morahan, Karena Graham, TV presenter Eoghan McDermott, Dublin GAA footballer Bernard Brogan, Lorna Weightman, Holly White and Ruth Griffin

At the launch of the Irish Heart Foundation’s On the Dry campaign were (l-r): Kelly Donegan, Sinead Goldrick, Emily O’Donnell, Caroline Morahan, Karena Graham, TV presenter Eoghan McDermott, Dublin GAA footballer Bernard Brogan, Lorna Weightman, Holly White and Ruth Griffin

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Eoghan McDermott

Voice of Ireland co-presenter Eoghan McDermott will be following in his pal Laura Whitmore's footsteps as he plans to avoid alcohol for January.

Laura (right) undertook the sober October challenge this year and Eoghan (31) now plans to do the same for the Irish Heart Foundation's Go On The Dry campaign.

"Giving up alcohol is gonna be unbelievable. Laura did it for the month of October and said she felt unbelievable so I'm genuinely looking forward to it - I feel rubbish already and it's not even Christmas week," he told the Herald.

"Plus I'm getting old - not that old, but I'm past that level where you're going mad and feel like a champion the next day, it doesn't happen. I'm in the two-day hangover territory."

Other celebrities joining Eoghan in abstaining from alcohol for the first month of 2015 include Dublin footballer Bernard Brogan, actress Caroline Morahan, stylist Angela Scanlon and models Roz Purcell and Karena Graham.

It won't be hard for footballer Bernard, though, as pre-season training will be starting next month.

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"January is usually a time when we go off the drink anyway, so this is an easy one for me," he said.

"That's when we do our pre-season training and we have a lot of games as well, but I have a few Christmas parties this week and I'll have a few beers over the next few weeks which is all off then in January."

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