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It looks like Pippa O'Connor and Brian Ormond will be the next duo to grace our TV screens.

According to the Irish Mail, the married couple are in talks with TV3 to nab their very own show.

The pair apparently proved their worth a few months ago when they presented The Seven O'Clock Show together, and have now been in with the network to discuss a deal.

An inside source claims that Pippa and Brian have been in studio many times over the past few months, and their last screen test was just before Christmas.

"Brian and Pippa have been in with TV3 quite a few times. They have done a few screen tests together," they said.

With Brian having a heap of experience presenting, Pippa previously said working with her hubby was "great craic," so hopefully this will be an exciting time for them both.



Pippa O Connor has sent a lovely tribute to her hubby Brian Ormond on his birthday.

The former model took to Instagram to share adorable pictures of their family together as well as a snap from their wedding day.


Happy Birthday to my favourite husband!! We love you @brianormondtv – it's finer you're gettin

A photo posted by Pippa O'Connor Ormond (@pipsy_pie) on

She wrote: "Happy Birthday to my favourite husband!! we love you @brianormondt – it's finer you're getting."

The couple just had their first presenting gig together – taking over The Seven O Clock Show last night.

They will make their way back to our TV tomorrow night.


Pippa O Connor and Brian Ormond are going to host TV3's The Seven O'Clock Show.

Since the pair got married back in 2011, hosting a talk show has always been a talking point, and now they're finally doing it.

The Seven O'Clock Show took to Twitter to announce the news this morning.

It said: "While Martin & Lucy are away, new faces come to play."

And Brian clearly couldn't hide his excitement, taking to Twitter last night to share the good news to his fans: "So next week should be fun! Myself and y wife ar hosting @sevenoclockshow."

We're looking forward to seeing how they get on!



The Image Business Of Beauty Awards: a glittering gala black tie dinner event held last night at Dublin’s swish DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel.

Hosted by the always dapper Darren Kennedy, in attendance were 500 industry professionals.

Suffice to say then that it’s a date in the diary that most eight months’ pregnant women would dread.

Not so for Pippa O’Connor, however, who is expecting her second child with her TV presenter husband Brian Ormond.

The 31-year-old, walked away with the award for Best Irish Beauty Blogger – and looked all sorts of oh-so-amazing in the process.

Wearing a slinky black dress with lace detail and studded orange Louboutins, Ms O’Connor – already mum to three-year-old Ollie – truly turned heads.

In fact, we dare say she hardly looks pregnant at all – never mind being on the verge of giving birth.

The former model recently enjoyed a romantic babymoon with her husband of five years: the duo hit Paris for a weekend break earlier this month. Making sure to hit the likes of the Eiffel Tower, Pippa said she “loved every minute,” of the trip.

And taking to her popular blog, pippa.ie, the Kildare-native said last month that she was “starting to feel” more pregnant.

“I’m feeling much bigger with a proper bump now!” she wrote. “I’m starting to get a little uncomfortable some days – just with back pain and aches.”

More recently she revealed that clothes that fitted her “only a week or 2 ago all of a sudden don’t now- the rapid growth at the moment is crazy”.


What an amazing few days in #paris with @brianormondtv loved every minute of it- such a treat. Memories to treasure

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She continued: “Baby is definitely getting big and strong each day – the kicks are so intense now and sometimes stop me in my tracks they’re that hard.”

The third annual Image Business Of Beauty Awards were held in association with Imedeen, Colgate and Boots, and recognised Ireland’s best beauty therapists and hairdressers as well as the country’s standout hair salons, beauty salons and skincare clinics.

Salon winners on the night included Waxperts; Tropical Popical, and Mimi’s Beauty Room.



Pippa O'Connor wasn't voted VIP's Most Stylish Woman 2015 for nothing, you know.

The model and expectant mum took to Instagram this morning to show off a very stylish addition to her home décor – an entire wall dedicated to her shoe collection.

"Boy did good," she wrote, thanking her husband Brian Ormond for her new #shoewall:

"Just need a few more walls though."

Is it bad that our own shoe collection would probably fit on one of those shelves and there would still be room to spare?

As for dressing her bump in her usual super-stylish manner, Pippa revealed recently that she was finding maternity style a little simpler with baby number two.

"Bump-wise I definitely feel a bit neater this time," she said, just four months from her due date.

And even after her second child arrives – a baby brother or sister for two-year-old Ollie – Pippa says she won't be relaxing too much in the style stakes.

"I’m lucky, I don’t need to get up and  look presentable in an office," she told the Irish Examiner.

"If I want to say at home in my pajamas for a month, then I can do that but I probably won’t disappear for too long."



21 weeks into her term, expectant mother Pippa O' Connor has shared a happy update of her pregnancy in a post to her website.

The blogger, model and mother-of-one revealed that she had her halfway scan today and was accompanied by her 2-year-old son, Ollie. 

The 31-year-old, who is married to television personality Brian Ormond, was relieved to find that everything was going to plan. 

"Everything went well thankfully. Even when you’ve nothing to worry about specifically I think it’s normal for expectant mothers to be a little anxious."

Despite not holding back during the Christmas period, Pippa revealed that she is feeling healthy and happy at less than four months away from her due date. 

"Bump-wise I definitely feel a bit neater this time. (I do not know how after Christmas! My god I was such a piggy!!)."

"I’m still feeling well and have no complaints on that end."

We even got a glimpse of the baba from a snap of scan as seen on Pippa's Snapchat. 

While everything is going to plan, Pippa is starting to feel some discomfort but only has one minor complaint. 

"My only complaint- and it’s not even a complaint as really I’ve been so lucky… But It’s my skin, I’m getting constant break outs around my chin."

Even though she does not yet know the sex of the baby, she is looking for some name inspiration already. 

"Oh and baby names… We haven’t one boy or girl name that I’m set on at the moment. I better get my thinking cap on. Any tips on baby name inspiration?"



They're one of the most popular couples in the country: Pippa O'Connor and Brian Ormond. 

Already parents to the adorable two-and-a-half year old Ollie, it has now been announced that they are expecting their second child.

Taking to her Twitter account this evening, where she boosts some 52,500 followers, she told her delighted fans that there were "exciting," and "busy" times head. "Over the moon," she added.

The 30-year-old also included an adorable snap of her toddler son: Ollie can be seen sitting in front of his Santa's checklist – already ticked are a toy truck and books… as well as a baby brother/sister.

TV presenter Brian, 34, shared the same photo with his followers, albeit with caption, "You don't ask for much Ollie".

Pippa and Brian married more than four years ago and currently live in Kildare – where the model is originally from.


Today's #ootd Savida knit Oasis coat (last year) River island trs

A photo posted by Pippa O'Connor Ormond (@pipsy_pie) on

The size-8 businesswoman didn't reveal when exactly she's due, but certainly recent pictures show absolutely no hint of a baby bump.


For Pippa O’Connor, whose mother Louise died unexpectedly last October, one of her favourite memories is going into Dublin city centre from their home in Kildare for a stroll and a look around the shops together.

“Soaking up that atmosphere and surrounding yourself with all the activity that the city brings was always a highlight for me,” she explains from a plush suite at the Westbury hotel off Grafton Street, where she is in conversation with SHEmazing! for the launch of the Dublin Fashion Festival.

“Dublin holds its own versus the likes of New York, London, Milan or Paris,” she adds.

“I’ve travelled to lots of interesting places as a model – I’ve done the whole back-packing around south-east Asia in my early 20s thing – I’ve seen different places and how men and women dress differently in different parts of the world.

"And Dublin is as good as it gets when it comes to fashion.”

It’s high praise indeed from a woman whose styling knowledge and skills are currently in hot demand: her Pippa’s Fashion Factory events regularly attract hundreds of women, all eager to lap up the 30-year-old’s insider knowledge, top tips and expertise.

That and she scooped the Most Stylist title at this year's VIP Style Awards.

Not that such know-how necessarily came easily: Ms O’Connor says she made her fair share of fashion mishaps over the years.

“I’ve been modelling for more than a decade,” she explains, “so there are plenty of dire photographs of me knocking around online.

“In fact, whatever you do, don’t Google ‘Pippa O’Connor 2005’ or you’ll be met with some fairly horrific sights,” she laughs. “I’ve made all the usual errors: too short, too shiny, too much tan, too much makeup, bad hair extensions – the works.”

In fact, and now sporting sexy shoulder-length blonde waves, she reckons extensions are the average young Irish woman’s worst faux pas.

“I don’t mind hair extensions per say for volume or fullness or whatever,” she explains, “but that very OTT look, with mermaid curls down to your bum? No thanks – it’s a very dated look if nothing else."

Otherwise she reckons that finding clothes that fit well, and dressing for your own body shape goes a long way.

“If your bra doesn’t fit – that knocks off the rest of the outfit. So get your boobs measured!"


Ladies!! When you don't wanna wash your hair and it's needs a lift ….try this…

A photo posted by Pippa O'Connor Ormond (@pipsy_pie) on

The Dublin Fashion Festival, of which Pippa is the face of for 2015, is now in its sixth year. 

Taking place from Monday September 7 until Sunday September 13, it involves more than 200 retailers, restaurants, bars and hotels – all of which are coming together to create one of the city centre’s liveliest events.

Previous famous faces to front the festival include Laura Whitmore, Angela Scanlon and Amanda Byram.

“I remember seeing Laura and Angela getting involved in the Dublin Fashion Festival in previous years and thinking ‘oh I’d love to do that some day,’ so I’m genuinely ecstatic to be on board,” she explains.

“The shops in Dublin are brilliant – I was trying to source a piece recently in London and in the end I found it on my doorstep in Dublin. It was here all along! But that just proves that although it’s a small city – it packs a lot of fashion punch.

“We were launching the Fashion Festival earlier today around the Castle Market area and there is such a wealth of hidden-gem shops there. George’s Street Arcade is brilliant – one of the DFF’s events is a show there which I just can’t wait to see.”

Pippa recently returned from a trip away to California with her husband, TV presenter Brian Ormond, and toddler son Ollie. And she admits to being really taken with the area.

“We were in Calabasas – where all the Kardashians and Jenners live – and wow, is it amazing!” she says. “I would definitely love to live over there at some point, but I’d have to move for the right gig or opportunity.

"I won’t just be booking myself on the next flight without a firm poa.”

And why would she – her Fashion Factory events continue to go from strength to strength, while her hugely popular website, Pippa.ie, attracts hoards of women looking for styling and beauty advice.

This summer, she also released her first product – Pippa’s Palette – a massively successful collection of nude eyeshadows.

She's hopeful though that bigger and better is still to come.


It's full steam ahead #pippasfashionfactory #lyrathestatehotel

A photo posted by Pippa O'Connor Ormond (@pipsy_pie) on

“I have some very specific projects in the pipelines – it’s all within fashion – and I can’t wait to pursue it all. And my attitude is, ‘if you don’t try you don’t know’. If I don’t give these things a go, someone else will."

Indeed, Pippa hints that she’s already turned her hand to designing. “Yes, I sketch out ideas for clothing and accessories – my mind has worked like that for years.

"I’m always thinking of something new, or a new look or a new way of presenting a current trend.

"It’s a passion of mine definitely.”

In the meantime, she’ll be kept busy with the Dublin Fashion Festival – as part of the event she'll also present a live fashion show on Friday September 11 – not to mention absorbing the sights and sounds of her favourite city.

“I feel like Dublin’s come back into it’s own after the recession," Pippa states. "There’s a bit of bounce back now; it’s beginning to feel like its old self again.

“Just hopefully with fewer hair extensions!” she adds with a smile.

For more information and the latest news, including fashion shows, in-store events and booking information visit Dublin Fashion Festival’s website or their Facebook page. They're also on Twitter @DublinFashion, and Instagram @DublinFashion_




Oh, Irish TV, you never fail to provide us with humorous incidents (remember Garth Gates?!)

And now there's this…

Last night's National Lottery draw, brought to you by Brian Ormond, went a little bit haywire. 

We would say he handled it well but, erm, we can't tell. 

All that was missing from the scene was just a tumbleweed, floating slowly through the studio…

He's no Bryan Dobson yet, that much we do know! 



RTÉ’s Brian Ormond has been linked to former criminal Martin ‘The Viper’ Foley because of an alleged €40,000 debt.

Apparently, the TV star had invested a female friend's savings into an oil deal, but the scheme was unsuccessful. It was then reported that he’d been avoiding calls from this friend for months, so she decided to ask a debt recovery firm to call out to Brian’s home.

It has been reported that he did meet with Foley on one occasion to ‘clarify’ his financial position, but he never handed over any money. He says he is “hurt and upset” over the allegations:

“There is no lady, there is no oil deal and I have never given a cent to Martin Foley, nor have I ever entered into an agreement with him.”

Brian’s lawyer Gerald Kean says the story is “misleading”:

“It suggests Brian owes a debt to somebody and that is not the case, he does not owe the money that is alleged.

“He was never involved in any money transaction involving a lady – he was never involved with a lady or any oil business.

“He never agreed to pay any money back to anybody, nor has he made any payment to Foley. He just met him once to clarify his position.

“He never agreed to pay any money back to anybody nor is he being sued by anybody.”

We really hope that’s the truth for Brian’s sake – we wouldn’t want to have any dealings with anyone called ‘The Viper’!