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Messers Daithi O Se reveals that he and co-host Maura Derrane are 'not best friends'

'I won’t speak with Maura again until a week or so before we go back on air in September'

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Presenter Daithi O Se is not best mates with co-presenter Maur

Presenter Daithi O Se is not best mates with co-presenter Maur

Presenter Daithi O Se is not best mates with co-presenter Maur

Daithi O Se has revealed how despite co-hosting RTE's Today Show with Maura Derrane for almost 10 years they are not best friends. 

But Daithi said that even though they don’t socialise or even really speak outside of work, he believes that has preserved their on-screen chemistry over the past 10 years.

Daithi said: “When I finish the run in May, I won’t speak with Maura again until a week or so before we go back on air in September.

“We are never in each other’s pockets and we’ve never pretended to be best friends, hanging out with each other after work and all that,” he told the RTE Guide.

He added: “The only time we spend together is the time in rehearsal or live on the show and that has worked for both of us.

“The show is a totally different animal now to what it was 10 years ago. It’s a lot more fun and looser in style.”

Maura has recently moved to Dublin with her husband, former Fine Gael TD John Deasy and their son Cal, 7.

The mother-of-one revealed that she is always asked if she would like a change but she is “very happy to stay with the show,” as she loves what she does, and won’t be making big changes.

According to Maura, she thinks the key to their successful TV marriage is their similar Irish roots and contrasting personalities.

The pair are both Gaeltacht natives, with Maura hailing from Inis Mor and Daithi from Feothanach, Dingle.

Maura said: “We are very different but come from similar backgrounds.

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“In a way we are both messers and he could say anything to me and I wouldn’t be offended."

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