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Claire Byrne: I'm focusing on my wedding – not more kids

Claire Byrne has revealed she has no plans for more kids – after recently giving birth to her first tot.

The Radio 1 presenter recently returned to work just 10 weeks after welcoming son Patrick into the world with fiancee Gerry Scollan.

But the 36-year-old – who also works on Prime Time – is too loved-up with her new born to even think of a bigger family.

She said: “One of the first questions I was asked, when I went out with Patrick, was ‘when was I going to have a second baby.

“But when you’ve just had your first baby, you can’t really deal with that question, you can’t even think about it because you’re still in new mother shock.

“All you can think about is, looking after this little person — knowing when to feed him and put him to sleep.”


At work: With Miriam O’Callaghan and David McCullagh on Prime Time

Instead, Claire will be working on her wedding to Gerry, which she is hoping will happen at “the end of the year” in front of a small group of family and friends.

And the Laois star – who works with mum-of-eight Miriam O’Callaghan on Prime Time – told the Irish Sun that becoming a mum has completely changed her emotions as she constantly fears something happening to Patrick.

She said: “When you’re a mum, the fear that something might happen to your child is overarching.

“It really hit home when I was watching the Late Late Toy Show, and they showed some children from Crumlin’s Children’s Hospital who had come in to play with the toys.

“I found I couldn’t watch it, and that is new for me. Of course I would have had sympathy for people before but being a mum definitely makes you more empathetic, and has made me a more emotional person.”


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