Mark Cagney kisses Alan Hughes on this morning’s Ireland AM

Mark Cagney kisses Alan Hughes on this morning’s Ireland AM

Mark Cagney and Alan Hughes kiss live on air - all for a good cause.

The Ireland AM hosts are amongst the several Irish celebs backing the #kiss4crumlin campaign launched by TV3 today to raise awareness and funds for Our Lady's Children’s Hospital, Crumlin.

Watch the sweet moment here

'#Kiss4Crumlin’ will primarily run as a social media campaign where people will take a video or picture of themselves kissing someone or something close to their heart and post it on social media.

To support the ‘#Kiss4Crumlin’ campaign, TV3 and the CMRF conducted a survey revealing some interesting results.

The survey asked 500 people in Ireland a series of questions about their kissing habits. Some of the questions asked were;

1. “Who did you last kiss?”

23% answered “My Husband” but only 14% answered “My Wife”. “My Girlfriend” was the lowest with only 8% of people choosing this option.

2. “What body part do you most like to kiss?”

79% said an obvious “lips” … and the rest we'll leave up to your imagination.

Moving quickly on …

3. ”From the below list, which Irish politician would you most like to kiss?”

In which an impressive 43% said they would most like to kiss Leo Varadkar and Mary Lou McDonald came in a close second with 20% choosing her.

4. And finally when asked to choose between Vincent Browne and Bryan Dobson?

86% of people said they’d prefer to kiss Bryan.

To maximise awareness part of the campaign is to put forward at least three other people, encouraging them to “pucker up!” and to donate to #Kiss4Crumlin by texting ‘KISS’ to 50300. Each text will automatically donate €2 to The Children’s Medical & Research Foundation (CMRF).

Other celebs puckering up include Karen Koster, Collette Fitzpatrick, Lucy Kennedy and Majella O’Donnell.

Wait Majella … is that Jimmy Osmond? Other celebrities will have a hard time beating that.

Get puckering everyone!

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