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Getting creative Loved-up celeb couples reveal their stay-at-home Valentines Day plans

The Sunday World checked in with Irish celebrities to find out how they're going to mark the day in a world that has shut down.

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Shane Filan of Westlife will make breakfast for his wife Gillian

Shane Filan of Westlife will make breakfast for his wife Gillian

Shane Filan of Westlife will make breakfast for his wife Gillian

Happy Valentine's Day, but in lockdown it's set to be a different experience - with no romantic dinner dates in restaurants or trips away.

Instead, loved-up couples will be doing a stay-at-home date night to celebrate.

And romantic types can get creative with the help of online firms offering everything from virtual cocktail masterclasses to home wine-tasting, love letters, and, of course, specialised meals delivered to your door.

The Sunday World checked in with a selection of Irish celebrities to find out how they're going to mark the day in a world that has shut down.

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Jake will cook for Karen.

Jake will cook for Karen.

Jake will cook for Karen.

Westlife superstar Shane Filan reveals he has always celebrated Valentine's Day at home with his wife Gillian.

"We were never really into going out for dinner on Valentine's Day," Shane tells the Sunday World. "It just was never our thing. It's always been in the house, so this year is no different.

"It starts with a little breakfast in bed for Gillian. And I always get her flowers and a surprise."

Singer Jake Carter reveals he has some surprises in store for his partner Karen Byrne from Dancing With The Stars. "I have the flowers ordered, and there are a few little surprises that I found online through different companies on Instagram," he says.

"I've learned a lot about cooking from Karen, so I'm going to attempt a bit of a meal."

Their romance has survived lockdown, with Jake revealing it has solidified their relationship.

"We're still going strong. If you can survive lockdown...I think you can kind of survive anything."

Fair City star George McMahon, who plays Mondo, jokes he has the perfect Valentine's Day planned - he's going to enjoy some wine as he watches his wife Rachel cook their meal.

The happy couple, who have a young daughter Frankie and are expecting their second child, would normally go out on Valentine's, he says.

Cliona Hagan is all loved-up with her musician fiancé Simon Sheerin.

"For Valentine's we'll be having a nice quiet meal for two with a bottle of red," Cliona says.

"We'll be doing our usual Facebook Live performance at 7pm, and at 8pm we'll be taking part in Valentine's Virtual Breast Cancer Research Concert with Daniel and Majella O'Donnell, Nathan Carter, Mike Denver and many more. It's at ValentinesConcert.ie."

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