The host of the Rose of Tralee, Dáithí Ó Sé, has moved in with his girlfriend, the New Jersey Rose, Rita Talty.

Ó Sé, the first Kerry man to ever present the Rose of Tralee, told the Irish Daily Star newspaper “I'm in a really happy place and so is Rita. Just really enjoying being together in Dublin.

"I hope there would be wedding bells at some place in the future. But the future is here to eternity."

Ó Sé and Talty represented New Jersey at the Rose of Tralee two years ago.