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Now newly divorced Wagner looks for Irish love

X FACTOR star Wagner Carrilho is looking for love from an Irish woman.

The singer has been bowled over by Twink and Crystal Swing's Mary Burke, who will appear alongside him in the TV3 series Celebrity Head Chef.

Father-of-one Wagner (54) said Twink and Mary have helped him to come to terms with his divorce from Carole Davies and were a great support during filming.

He says he bonded with both women and says panto queen Twink has been an inspiration to him.

The mum-of-two went through a lengthy and difficult divorce to David Agnew, whom she split with in 2004, after 21 years.


Wagner's own marriage broke up before the singer found fame after it emerged that he had fathered a child with another woman, Jenny Yawari.

"I got divorced last Wednesday, so I'm delighted that it is finalised," Wagner told the Herald.

"All my fellow contestants have been great. Twink, she is fantastic. She has been a great friend to me, I hope we will stay in touch. Mary Burke is such a lovely personality as well. She's great and Geraldine (O'Callaghan), what a lovely girl," he added.

The Brazilian entertainer says he is now keen to find love with an Irish lass.

"I really love the Irish accent, there is so much I like about Ireland. I always love to come here when I can."

Wagner and his Celebrity Head Chef colleagues -- Twink, Crystal Swing's Mary Burke, Geraldine O'Callaghan, Michael Hayes and Kohlin Harris -- will go head to head in the kitchen this week as they battle to be crowned winner by Conrad Gallagher.