In a surprising move, Ruth O'Neill has quit Xpose, in order to pursue opportunities abroad.
The TV3 star just celebrated ten years of the TV show last week, but has decided to move onto greener pastures.
Speaking to Independent.ie, Ruth said that it took her months to make the decision, but feels like it's the right time for her to leave.
"Work has been brilliant, it's ticked all the boxes but at the end of the day I just really want to try something new. I've developed so many new skills working at Xpose.
"I've had such incredible opportunities. I've really been so lucky and I'm not leaving with any regrets. But I just feel that I need to try something new," she explained.
When speaking about her decision, Ruth revealed that settling back into the Irish life was difficult for her, as most of her friends live abroad.
"I've just found it so hard to settle at home. I think anyone who's lived abroad, whether it's Australia or the UK, will understand that it can be tough to adjust to life at home when you've been away for so long.
"All my friends live away and it's been difficult to meet new friends.
"We keep in touch on WhatsApp but it's not the same. It can be really lonely at times. I thought it would be grand but it wasn't as easy as I thought," she said.
"People keep saying 'you have the dream job' and working with Xpose is something I've always wanted to do but I know that it's time for me to leave. I don't want to get too comfortable. I need a new challenge.
"My idea of success keeps changing but my main priority is to be happy," she said.
As as for what she'll do next, Ruth said that she hasn't made any concrete plans yet, but is positive about her future.
"We'll see what comes my way. My boyfriend lives in London and I'd be keen to try something there but I'm not ruling anything out.
"I'm in the last year of my twenties and I'm just thinking 'why not!', if I leave it any longer I might be too scared to move," she added.