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Moving on: Ronan Keating's backing dancer mistress Francine finds new love


The dancer who Ronan Keating had an affair with has found a new man – three years after their fling.

Francine Cornell has fallen for London-based hairdresser Paul Phillips, and have even been on a romantic visit to Paris together.

The 29-year-old – who is currently working as a dancer for Robbie Williams – called Paul “the best partner in crime I could ever dream of.”

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And Paul, who has featured on an ITV2 hairdressing show, posted a picture of them kissing in bed yesterday on his birthday.

He said: “Birthday mornings don’t get any better, Francine Cornell.”

It is understood they have been seeing each other for a number of months after meeting through showbiz pals.


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And Francine said: “I have the most thoughtful, kind, loving boyfriend. Lucky girl.”

Boyzone star Ronan split from wife Yvonne after 14 years of marriage in 2012, after failing to save their relationship.

After discovering the affair, Yvonne and Francine had a booze-fuelled showdown in a London hotel where they realised they both loved Ronan.

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Now the Australian X Factor judge is in a new relationship with Australian Storm Uechtritz.

Earlier this week, Goss.ie told how Ronan admitted he has to take the anger over his affair after previously claiming he was “holier than holy”.