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'Pregnancy hormones' Pregnant Lottie Ryan 'emotional' as she says dad Gerry would've made a 'deadly grandad'

Watching pops on the telly tonight has me all emotional thinking what a deadly grandad he’d have been. God damn pregnancy hormones.”

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Lottie Ryan. Photo: RTÉ.

Lottie Ryan. Photo: RTÉ.

Lottie Ryan. Photo: RTÉ.

Pregnant Lottie Ryan has shared that she feels “emotional” that her late father won’t get to meet her newborn.

The RTÉ 2fm presenter announced earlier this month that she is expecting her first child.

As she prepares for pregnancy with the help of husband Fabio Aprile, the Dancing With the Stars alum has confessed that she regrets that her baby will never meet her late father, broadcaster Gerry Ryan.

She appeared to spend her Valentine’s evening watching a documentary about her father and lamented that Gerry would have been a “deadly grandad” on Instagram.

“Watching pops on the telly tonight has me all emotional thinking what a deadly grandad he’d have been. God damn pregnancy hormones.”

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The late Gerry Ryan

The late Gerry Ryan

The late Gerry Ryan

“He’d tell me to get my s**t together and chin up. The Ryan Line continues,” she added, referencing her father’s RTÉ 2fm radio show.

Gerry Ryan passed away suddenly in April 2010 at the age of 53. He presented The Gerry Ryan Show on RTÉ 2fm from 1988 until his death.

Lottie has said that she still feels a special connection to her father, telling listeners of the Virgin Media One’s Ireland AM last year that she thinks her father is with her during important moments in her life.

She said: “I wouldn't call myself the most religious person, but I think anyone who has lost someone close to them, particularly an immediate family member, you definitely feel a connection to a connection with them.”

“And I definitely think for big moments in our lives like Bonnie getting engaged or me with Dancing with the Stars, at the moment I think he would have absolutely lapped it up.”

“He’s still with us,” the 35-year-old beamed.

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