12 Irish Celebs Everyone Secretly Has A Huge Crush On
The heart wants what the heart wants
Look, we're all friends here - this is the tree of trust. The honesty nest, if you will.
It's safe to say that at one stage or another we have all had a longing for someone who might not be considered everyone's cup of tae.
When you're faced with such a small pool of the same faces in the media every week, as we are in Ireland, people who you'd never usually flutter an eyelash at suddenly start to become, dare we say, sexaaay.
Occasionally, someone in the Lovin office will make a shocking declaration of love for a person that makes others squirm, so we've done a little survey and discovered 12 of our creepy colleagues' secret crushes.
No judgement here folks - this is a safe space. Now go forth and enjoy these homegrown heart-throbs <3
Some people* say he's the dreamy Irish version of Justin Trudeau....
(*Me, okay, I say it. And I stand by this statement)
2. Jean Byrne
Those stylish outfits - including leather and metallic dresses - have a LOT of fellas tuning in for their weather forecast.
3. Dermot Bannon.
Oh we'd let him into our homes for a bit of "improving" alright.
4. Marty Whelan
Why Mr Whelan, you can spin our wheels any night of the week.
Also: How AMAZING is this photo of Papa M with David Bowie?!
This dulcet-toned songstress has our hearts fluttering.
6. Anne Doyle
Multi-talented, Anne has been gracing our screens for more than 30 years with her breath-quickening power suits, pearls and wit that has many an Irish person in love.
7. Gerry Adams
So, SO wrong we know, but there's one gal in the office who is obsessed with this bearded politician.
Just wait 'til she sees this saucy pic..
8. Toiréasa Ferris
Oh you know, "that Sinn Fein one that was on the Late Late a few years ago!"
And yes, this is a direct quote. She has clearly made a lasting impression.
9. A young Enda Kenny
One member of the Lovin team has an unhealthy lust for Enda Kenny in his glory days.
Please, do not judge her - we all have our burdens to bear.
10. Jack Gleeson
Haters gonna hate but after his role as King Joffrey... lookit, everyone loves a bad boy.
11. Hector Ó hEochagáin
This Celtic cutie stole our hearts after his TG4 'Hector Goes' series. That smile, that gruaig.
This is a crush that is sure to be divisive; we call it the marmite of men.
12. Miriam O'Callaghan
And of course, we couldn't forget about Miriam - I think we all can agree the legendary 'golden gal' of Irish TV will forever hold a place in our hearts.
Never leave us <3
Did we leave out someone who makes your palms sweaty and heart pound?
Let us know in the comments - we're expecting a secret Ryan Tubridy admirer to make a stand.
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