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'I don't regret anything that I have done with my life. It all seems like ancient history now...'

Glenda Gilson doesn't dance around the questions with Barry Egan as she discusses her elimination from 'DWTS'; what people think of her; how social media can be lethal; ageing; being a bad cook and not regretting anything

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Glenda wears: The Kooples; trousers, Sandro, both Brown Thomas. Shoes, River Island. Photo: Kip Carroll

Glenda wears: The Kooples; trousers, Sandro, both Brown Thomas. Shoes, River Island. Photo: Kip Carroll

Glenda Gilson wears: Dress, The Kooples, Brown Thomas. 
Jewellery throughout, Glenda’s own. Photo: Kip Carroll

Glenda Gilson wears: Dress, The Kooples, Brown Thomas. Jewellery throughout, Glenda’s own. Photo: Kip Carroll

Glenda wears: Top; trousers, both River Island. Photo: Kip Carroll

Glenda wears: Top; trousers, both River Island. Photo: Kip Carroll

Glenda Gilson and Rob MacNaughton at the launch of the Peter O’Brien for Arnotts Autumn Winter 15 Collection

Glenda Gilson and Rob MacNaughton at the launch of the Peter O’Brien for Arnotts Autumn Winter 15 Collection

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Glenda wears: The Kooples; trousers, Sandro, both Brown Thomas. Shoes, River Island. Photo: Kip Carroll

It's 2am on July 2005, in Venice, Italy. Glenda Gilson hasn't a clue what is going on behind her back.

Her friend Andrea Roche has taken Glenda's mobile phone from her bag while Glenda is in the ladies' room of the legendary Harry's Bar. Andrea quickly texts Glenda's then-boyfriend, rugby player Brian O'Driscoll - who is in Ireland, and quite possibly asleep: "I love you. Will you marry me?"

Andrea carefully puts the phone back into Glenda's bag seconds before her friend returns, smiling and oblivious to the fact that she could now be engaged.