Una Healy has said she wanted to move back to her hometown of Thurles in Co Tipperary after living in the UK for thirteen years, as she doesn't want "to be over there on my own" if lockdown happens again.

The 38-year-old singer previously lived in Northampton, where she shared a home with her former husband Ben Foden and their two children, Aoife Belle and Tadhg.

Speaking on The Ryan Tubridy Show with Oliver Callan on RTÉ Radio 1, Healy said "it's very nostalgic" being home.

"I was over there in lockdown on my own with the two kids and I just thought if lockdown ever happened again, there's no way I wanted to be over there on my own," she said.

"I'm in quarantine here now in Thurles, but I have lots and lots to be doing."

"I've boxes up to the ceiling, trying to make way for all of the stuff I brought home. It's very nostalgic as well when you come home, it's a good feeling."

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The former Saturdays star explained how she packed up her car a couple of days ago and drove back home on the ferry, and said her kids will hopefully be starting school here in September "and hopefully learning some Gaeilge as well".

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Healy's new single, Until You, is out today with cover photography by her young daughter.

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