The Prince of Romance Julio Iglesias returns to Ireland for the first time in over 30 years to play concerts in Cork and Dublin this May.

The smouldering Spanish singer, who has had global hits with All the Girls I’ve Loved Before, Amor, and Begin the Beguine, plays Dublin's 02 Arena on May 15 and The Odyssey Arena on May 18.

Speaking about this upcoming Irish dates, Iglesias said: "I am so happy to return to Ireland after my previous performances I can’t wait to do a show in Dublin, on May 15 and to be, three days later, in Belfast!

"I am so grateful to all of you, for your love during all these years and for giving me this amazing opportunity of coming back. I love you! See you in spring!"

Listen back to Julio speaking to John Murray on RTÉ Radio One this morning (January 20). Interview begins at 4.50 minutes into show.