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Sile Seoige  and Ashleigh Kiernan (11), Lucan, with the CIE Male Voice Choir at the launch of Carols for Commuters in aid of the Make A Wish Ireland at Hueston Station, Dublin.

Sile Seoige and Ashleigh Kiernan (11), Lucan, with the CIE Male Voice Choir at the launch of Carols for Commuters in aid of the Make A Wish Ireland at Hueston Station, Dublin.

Sile Seoige with Mick Nolan, (left), Palmerstown and Andy Henderson, Irishtown, members of the CIE Male Voice Choir at the launch of Carols for Commuters in aid of the Make A Wish Ireland at Hueston Station, Dublin

Sile Seoige with Mick Nolan, (left), Palmerstown and Andy Henderson, Irishtown, members of the CIE Male Voice Choir at the launch of Carols for Commuters in aid of the Make A Wish Ireland at Hueston Station, Dublin

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Sile Seoige and Ashleigh Kiernan (11), Lucan, with the CIE Male Voice Choir at the launch of Carols for Commuters in aid of the Make A Wish Ireland at Hueston Station, Dublin.

Broadcaster Sile Seoige is contemplating a music career after the success of her festive charity single, Maybe This Christmas.

The charity single in aid of the Make A Wish Foundation and the ISPCC is currently number 8 on the Irish iTunes charts and number six on the UK iTunes .

"It's been a total whirlwind and just so much fun getting to do what I love which is sing and raise loads of money," she told the Herald.

"I will definitely be looking at doing more music for sure because I've realised how much I love it and getting a taste for it makes me want more.

"Who knows what will happen but I'll definitely be giving it some serious thought come the new year," she revealed.

Sile (35) is also hoping to push the song to the top of the charts to become Christmas number one.

"It is ambitious but why not reach for the stars? With X Factor finishing up it will be tough but I think it would be lovely to have an Irish song as Christmas number one," she gushed.

"A lot of people love the song but they haven't bought it yet and it's been doing really well," she added.

The song has even garnered support from British author and broadcaster Stephen Fry.

AMAZING

"I was at the People of the Year Awards on Saturday night and I nabbed Stephen Fry and luckily I'd met him before and he remembered me and we were talking about the song and he loved it and so he tweeted about it which was amazing.

"We just need to keep this momentum going.

"For less than a cup coffee you can buy the song and you'll feel brilliant about it, believe me," she said.

Not only is she raising money for the Make A Wish foundation with her single but she also launched their new festive campaign yesterday.

"I'm an ambassador for Make A Wish so yesterday we launched the Carols For Commuters campaign where volunteers will be singing and raising money in different train stations across the city," she explained.

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