Chris Moyles is dating an actress twelve years younger than him.

Chris Moyles

Chris Moyles

The former BBC Radio 1 breakfast show host has reportedly been romancing 'Love/Hate' star Aoibhinn McGinnity after watching her perform in 'Elf The Musical' in Dublin last month.

A source shared: "Chris is really keen on spending time with her and they both get on well."

The 40-year-old star is said to have made two return trips to the Irish capital to see her since meeting her after the play but is taking things slow.

The source added to The Sun newspaper: "Chris has family in Ireland and if Aoibhinn moves to London for a stint in the West End they are bound to spend more time together. He hasn't had a girlfriend for a long time and while it is very early to talk about relationships, it's fair to say that they are very close."

Rumours of a romance between Chris and Aoibhinn, 28, first emerged after the pair exchanged a number of flirty messages about meeting in a Dublin nightclub on Twitter, however, the posts have since been deleted.

Chris - who previously dated TV producer Sophie Waite - was last linked to former Spice Girls star Mel C after they starred alongside one another in the arena tour of Andrew Lloyd Webber's 'Jesus Christ Superstar'.