Hello and welcome to today’s edition of A Slice Of Soap. Not so long ago, Boyzone star Keith Duffy said he wouldn’t mind going back to Coronation Street to reprise his role as Ciaran McCarthy. Fans may recall that the singer first appeared on’t cobbles way back in August 2002 when he was invited to Peter Barlow’s wedding. He went on to play the barman for two-and-a-half years until producers felt that the character had run its course.
During his time on the Street, Ciaran made an unsuccessful play for Peter’s wife Shelley Unwin and was involved in romantic entanglements with Sunita Parekh, Bev Unwin, and Tracy Barlow. Fans keen to see the singer and actor strutting his stuff on the famous cobbles might have to wait for a while. Why? Because he’s signed up to play a role in another long-running soap instead: Irish suds-fest Fair City.
According to the website rte.ie, he will join the cast of the Carrigstown-set serial in November, and return for a big storyline next year. As if being busy with the Boyzone reunion wasn’t enough, Keith Duffy is set to play hospital nurse Ringo Leyden (hahahahhahahhahahaha! Great name). I suppose it was only a matter of time before he returned to serious acting again. If you’re not able to see him in that soap, there’s always this gem which never gets old and never fails to make me split my sides laughing. Yes folks, time to roll out the Boyzone dancing on Gay Byrne’s Late Late Show clip again courtesy of the BBC’s Before They Were Famous…
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