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Anne Doyle still in "no rush" to marry

1 of 1 Doyle made her final broadcast as an RTÉ newsreader on Christmas Day 2011
Doyle made her final broadcast as an RTÉ newsreader on Christmas Day 2011

RTÉ News legend Anne Doyle made a welcome return as a guest on The Late Late Show on Friday night and, in her trademark style, answered host Ryan Tubridy's questions about whether she sees marriage in her future.

During the banter-filled interview, Tubridy said to Doyle: "You've been proposed to a few times, haven't you?"

Doyle, who made her final broadcast as an RTÉ News presenter on Christmas Day 2011, replied: "I have been, I suppose, occasionally, over the years, here and there. I mean, I'm sure that you're propositioned every day of the week yourself, so what's the odd proposal here and there?!"

She continued: "As a spinster, you know, I wouldn't claim for a moment to have seen too many men on their knees, God help us!"

Doyle then went on to recount an anecdote involving a former colleague on bended knee - in a professional capacity.

Tubridy then returned to the marriage question and asked Doyle whether she would ever settle down.

Doyle, who is in a relationship with businessman Dan McGrattan, replied: "Ah, well, I might now later on!"

She continued: "My ambition at the moment, apart from being happy and trying to be good, is to live long enough and for the Government – whichever it is – not to do away with the free travel.

"That is my dearest wish because I'm not a driver and I use the train a lot and I would love to get the free travel!"

She added: "And perhaps then, after I get that and I get to expand my horizons by being to Cork and Galway every five minutes, I might think about marriage.

"But, sure, there's no rush!"

Watch the interview on the RTÉ Player here.

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