Ronan Keating has confirmed his rumoured romance with former X Factor Australia producer Storm Uechtritz.

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Ronan - who serves as a judge on the Aussie version of the talent show - was rumoured to be dating his former colleague last week after splitting from wife Yvonne earlier this year.

Speaking for the first time about his new found happiness, he told The Mirror: “Storm and I have been friends for some time and that has recently evolved into something more serious. We’re really happy.”

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Storm is currently a producer on rival talent show The Voice Australia and is said to have grown close to Ronan in the past month.

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The Boyzone singer finally confirmed his split from his wife of 14 years in April after privately splitting in October, following his affair with a dancer.

Yvonne recently found love again with cameraman John Conroy.

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Ronan and ex-wife Yvonne

Ronan previously admitted he had hoped to get back with his estranged wife.

He told the Irish Daily Mirror: "I know people have said we look very close together and you don't know about the future. I seriously don't know.

"We're doing the best we can do right now, that's what couples do when you get into a situation like this when you have kids."

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