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'Hopefully this year' - Grainne Seoige and fiancé Leon Jordaan move wedding plans along

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Grainne Seoige and partner Leon Jordaan.  Picture: GERRY MOONEY.

Grainne Seoige and partner Leon Jordaan. Picture: GERRY MOONEY.

Grainne Seoige and Leon Jordaan in the bush

Grainne Seoige and Leon Jordaan in the bush

Grainne Seoige and  Leon Jordann at Keith Duffy's  Masquerade Ball  at The Ritz Carlton Hotel. Picture: Brian McEvoy

Grainne Seoige and Leon Jordann at Keith Duffy's Masquerade Ball at The Ritz Carlton Hotel. Picture: Brian McEvoy

Grainne Seoige and partner Leon Jordaan

Grainne Seoige and partner Leon Jordaan

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Grainne Seoige and partner Leon Jordaan. Picture: GERRY MOONEY.

You probably have the impression that when you are the diarist of the Sunday Independent for the past 13 years your feet rarely if ever touch the ground.

You’d be wrong.

Be that as it may, last Wednesday I was on the 8am flight from London to Dublin when at 30,000 feet  over the Irish Sea I noticed the woman sitting in the opposite row: Grainne Seoige.

We got talking. In fact, we got on like a plane on fire. I was going to ask the pilot to fly around a bit more so that the RTE star and I could talk a bit longer.  (Where is Michael O’Leary when you need him, eh?) Still, I was able to glean that she had just flown in from South Africa where she enjoyed a bit of a break with her beloved Leon Jordaan in Pretoria.

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Grainne Seoige and Leon Jordaan in the bush

Grainne Seoige and Leon Jordaan in the bush

Grainne Seoige and Leon Jordaan in the bush

The gorgeous Gaeilgeoir added that she and her Durban-born fiance  — they got engaged in November, 2013, having been dating since October 2011 — are hoping to get their wedding in South Africa finally organised for this year, but it is “difficult to keep everyone  —family and friends in Ireland and South  Africa — happy. So hopefully, this year. . .”

Once the plane landed, the popular Crimecall presenter walked me through passport control, before I left her at the baggage carousel  to pick up her bags. Life is like a carousel, really, isn’t it? 

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Grainne Seoige and  Leon Jordann at Keith Duffy's  Masquerade Ball  at The Ritz Carlton Hotel. Picture: Brian McEvoy

Grainne Seoige and Leon Jordann at Keith Duffy's Masquerade Ball at The Ritz Carlton Hotel. Picture: Brian McEvoy

Grainne Seoige and Leon Jordann at Keith Duffy's Masquerade Ball at The Ritz Carlton Hotel. Picture: Brian McEvoy

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