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Irish model Roz Purcell is currently living it up in Iceland but something very nasty happened to her lips yesterday. 

The brunette beauty took to Instagram to share the horror of seeing her lips all swelled and puffed up after she went snorkelling in the cold.

Roz wrote: "They warned us of the after effects of snorkelling in minus temperatures."

She then goes on to describe her ordeal, saying that she appeared rather differently under water.

"The 'Angeline Jolie effect' lips. In the water I actually looked like Mrs. Fish… In the worst way possible."

But that didn't stop her from munching down on Iceland's "infamous" hotdog today. 

It does seem that Bressie is having a spot of bother with food while Roz is away though, posting a picture to Twitter and begging his girlfriend to come home.

We're not even sure what he was supposed to be cooking there. 

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After the second show of blind auditions last night, the Voice of Ireland saw Tipperary man, Pauric O'Meara sing his very own version of Maniac 2000. 

The 21-year-old stunned judges with his acoustic version of the song, with Una being the first to press her buzzer for him. 

As the judges began to catch onto the song, they all turned their chairs for him, but ultimately he picked Bressie to be his mentor. 

We can't wait to hear more from the Tipp native!

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The Blizzards were great you guys. 

Who can forget such tunes as Fantasy and Trust Me I'm a Doctor all delivered in the dulcet tones of the ever hunky Niall Breslin, more formally known as Bressie. 

Despite their popularity and promise, we only got two albums from the Blizzards which is obviously not even close to enough. 

Despite officially breaking up in 2009, the five-piece announced via social media that they were planning a little reunion and some new releases by the sounds of things. 

That sounds VERY promising. 

Speaking to the Irish Mirror back in January, the 34-year-old Mullingar native said he would love for the Blizzards to get back in the studio together. 

"I am completely open to it – I’d like it to happen naturally as we all still remain really close friends."

"When we took a break we always said unless the five of us are absolutely hungry for this then we won’t do it. I would never go back with three or four – it has to be the five of us."

Bring it on. 

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The first ever Ironman race to take place in Dublin is being held today. The 2,500 athletes took off at 7am this morning, putting the rest of us and our much-loved Sunday lie-ins to shame.

The first stage was a 1.9km swim at Scotsman’s Bay in Dun Laoghaire. Then they tackle 90 km cycle through the city centre and looping back to Phoenix Park. The race then concludes with a 21km half marathon.

We bet you thought they might have been stopping for tea with Michael D after that cycle, right? No, these are serious athletes.

Ironman 70.3 is a mid-distance triathlon but Dublin is expected to host a full-distance Ironman in 2016.

That would be a 3.8km swim, a 180km cycle, and a 42.2km run. So there’s plenty of time for us to get our best cycling shorts out for next year’s training then.

Athletes from over 40 countries are expected to take part today alongside some 1,500 Irish athletes that include professionals Robbie Wade and Kevin Thornton. Just one famous face spotted among the crowd was Bressie, looking very, errr, stylish in his wetsuit…

These athletes include some 500 female athletes, in the last number of years that has been a huge increase in the number of female athletes competing in such events.

The spokesman for Triathlon Ireland Scott Graham has said: “In 2005 we had 800 members, this year we are expecting about 10,250 members. So over the last 10 years it’s been double-digit growth in terms of membership year-on-year.”

Included in the field of competitors this morning is German athlete Sonja Tajsich who has been described as the “fastest triathlete on land.”

Phew! We’ll be thinking of them all while we tackle our Sunday brunch favourites his morning. Plenty of locals along the route are making sure to provide some support for competitors along the way. The Irish Mammy type has never been appreciated, we can only imagine:

After just 4 hours on the course the winner was announced earlier today.

Congratulations Denis, we'll be raising a cup of coffee to you as we prepared for our Sunday midday nap.

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This is seriously exciting!

The Voice of Ireland is back for its fifth season this year, and already the show is getting ready to find new talent.

So, if the thought of getting up on stage and singing in front of Bressie and a cheering crowd makes you all tingly, then this is your chance!

RTE will be hosting auditions this coming autumn and you can apply online by sending in an MP3 or a YouTube clip of yourself singing.

And if you win? You will get a record deal with Universal Ireland just like last year’s winner, Patrick James.

Good luck to everyone applying and who knows – we may even be watching you on TV in the not-so-distant future! 

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Happy Monday! How are all those heads after the weekend? Let’s brighten them up with a bit of gossip from the telly world, shall we?

Your Snapshot host Niamh Geaney is joined in studio by TV troopers Conor Behan and Ciara O’ Doherty where on the X Factor they delve into the judges feud, who the bookie's favourite act is and what surprise/disaster is in store for us next week!

We take a look at the finale of I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here which took place over the weekend as well as giving our thoughts on Bressie’s new series Teenage Kicks.

We also have two awesome pick’s of the week for your that is sure to keep you happy!

Join us back here tomorrow for The Line-Up, your weekly event guide.

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On this week’s Wired Niamh Geaney is joined in study by TV Fanatics Conor Behan and Ciara O’Doherty. We look at the classic that is The Late Late Toy Show; just a PR stunt for Ed Sheeran? We take a look back at Connected with some inside goss dished out. Another week, another soul crushed in the X Factor (or 8 souls in this case). We look at why Andrea is falling behind and who is set to win. For this week’s pick of the week we’ve chosen an eye opening program involving Bressie which airs tomorrow night on RTE 2. All that and much more, check it out!

Join us back here tomorrow for The Line-Up, your weekly event guide.

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Our new daily Entertainment TV show 'Snapshot' brings you right up to date with all things entertainment! Missed out on any of the action? Then fear not, our Ents Reporter Niamh Geaney is here with your catch-up!

In this week’s snapshot we chatted to Bressie on his venture into musical theatre and his bi-curious writings, Niamh highlighted the Top 5 things to do nationwide, the TV experts dished all on the X Factor's BIG reveal, along with Cheryl’s mortifying mishaps and we sorted the best from the rest in cinema hits guaranteeing you a great watch!

 

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So what does the Tiger Dublin Fringe Festival and Niall Breslin aka Bressie have in common?

The ever popular Fringe Festival has been dominating our streets and theatres in Dublin for the past couple of weeks so we thought we’d better check out one of these productions! The Belle Bottoms is a musical comedy featuring two sassy ladies and their hilarious outlook on what it was like growing up in the 1970’s.

Our Entertainment Reporter Niamh Geaney got chatting to Bressie on his involvement and also to the Musical Director Liam Bates who in the past has worked with the likes of Bryan Adams and Bon Jovi!

As we had Bressie on hand we thought we’d try get him to tell us who is going to fill Dolores’s coaching seat on the Voice, what are these production company rumours we’ve been hearing and if he plans to delve into acting a bit more!

Niamh went along to see the show after and she says if you’re a fan of disco and laughter, it’s for you! The Belle Bottoms is on in the Smock Alley Theatre until Saturday the 20th of September and is also making a spin to Spiegeltent in Wexford from the 29th to the 31st of October.

If you have missed any of this week’s shows, then fear not, the catch-up will be on its way to you shortly! Enjoy

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Bressie is a man after our own hearts. He’s gorgeous, talented, AND he cares about animals!

The singer took to Twitter to say that after watching a documentary about the meat industry, he is thinking about going vegan:

However, he seems to be a bit concerned about the effect it may have on his health, or more specifically, his training:

Don’t worry Bressie, we’ll still love you even with man boobs! Besides, there’s always rice milk or almond milk – you don’t have to stick to soya!

Bressie isn't the first and most certainly won't be the last celeb to go vegan. He will be joining the likes of Mike Tyson (no man boobs), Usher (also no man boobs) and Russell Brand (no man boobs here either). We think he's safe enough!

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It has been revealed that Bressie will star in an upcoming RTE TV show.

The singer, who has previously been a judge on The Voice, will feature in a show called Teenage Kicks which focuses on scouting new musical talent in Limerick.

Bressie opened up about Teenage Kicks, saying: “There’s a big rap scene down in Limerick, that’s how it ended up. It is myself, one of the lads from Fight Like Apes and a member of The Rubberbandits, so it’s following us and our work with musicians to put a band together, it was amazing.!

The show’s episodes are set to be 40 minutes long and see the The Voice judge choosing band members from over 250 auditions – phew that sounds like work!

 No doubt the addition of The Rubberbandits member will make for a few giggles!

We wonder what the show will be like – will you be tuning in? It is due to hit our TV screens this autumn. 

Meanwhile, it has also been confirmed that Bressie will be returning to our screens on The Voice. We can't wait to see who replaces Dolores O'Riordan and how they get on with our opinionated Bressie!  

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Bressie and Roz Purcell have been together for a while now, so she obviously felt they were close enough so that she could get away with drawing a massive penis on his back and sending him off to the gym.

And of course, being Bressie, he walked around topless in the gym (we NEED to find out which gym this is!). He took to Twitter yesterday to give us some advice:

“Life tip. If your girlfriend draws a tattoo on your back innocently make sure to inspect. Just walked around the gym with a penis tattoo”

Well played, Roz. Well played.

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