Inside little has changed since Tubridy bought it from Amanda Pratt of the Avoca Handweavers dynasty.A quirky colourful light fitting from Avoca in one of the elegant first floor reception rooms survived the handover, but aside from this no clear design stamp has been applied since.
"The skinniest man in Ireland is having chips," he laughs.
He is incredibly close to his family and meets his brothers Niall and Garrett for a pint during the week.
The realisation that life is very fragile gave him a wake-up call.
"You can become morose, downbeat and in a constant state of upset," he says, as he tackles his steak.
Now he’s selling number 5 because, despite loving the area, he says the house is simply too big.
“Not long after I went in I realised it was bigger than I needed, it was too much. This house is suited to a growing family.” Having sold post-auction for €1.15million, the 240sq m (2,600sq ft) three-bed is back on the market asking €1.275 million through selling agent, Michael Turley.Now sources have told the Irish Sun that the pair have chemistry off-screen too: "Something has definitely clicked between Ryan and Elaine," the insider said."I wouldn’t be a bit surprised if a proper date is the next step." Ryan's last relationship with Aoibhinn Ni Shuilleabhain caused constant media attention, and Elaine's pals say she's worried about their relationship being thrown into the limelight.Ní Shúilleabhain is a lecturer in mathematics in UCD and this week completed a Ph D in Mathematics Education.The statement from the management company says that the pair will remain friends and have asked for privacy.“There will be no further comment on this personal matter,” the statement added.