BIG Brother star Hughie Maughan has promised his housemate boyfriend will join him in Dublin but not for at least a month.
The 22-year-old Dubliner spent last weekend meeting the mum and family of lover Ryan Ruckledge in Blackpool, England.
Hughie previously promised that in turn Ryan would be coming home to stay with his family in Ballymun.
However, there was no sign of Ryan when Hughie arrived back at Dublin Airport last Monday night.
Hughie told the Irish Sun: ”
Ryan is definitely coming over. He’s just tied up with work, so we had to delay his tripjoel davies
The youth worker has denied he deferred the meeting between Ryan and his parents as they are only getting used to his sexuality,
having found out he was gay a few weeks before he went into the Big Brother house.
Dad Hughie Snr admitted recently he was only "90 per cent" ready to meet Hughie's same-sex lover, and admitted he found it difficult looking at pictures of Hughie and Ryan kissing in the paper.
The father and son hadn't spoken for a year before Hughie went into the Big Brother House, and the dad claimed he would be prepared to "walk into his grave" to change the sexuality of his son.
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However, the former boxing coach said watching Hughie over seven weeks in the Big Brother house had helped him come to terms with his son's sexuality and he is now ready to meet Ryan.
Son Hughie said: "Ryan is talking to my family on the phone. He gets on great with them so I know he will be welcome with open arms in my family home."
Hughie intends to return to Blackpool and spend a full week with Ryan before the two jet back into Dublin together.
Ryan was firing questions across the Irish Sea yesterday when the Big Brother runner-up came into the Irish Sun office to do a Facebook live video.
Contact between the couple had been sporadic after Hughie lost his phone during his weekend in Blackpool.
But the reality show star has now replaced the handset and was busy taking bookings with a new agent for appearances across the UK and Ireland.
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They will both be in Dublin.
BIG Brother star Hughie Maughan has promised his housemate boyfriend will join him in Dublin.