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First Family Entertainment, the pantomime production company launched in January by Clear Channel Entertainment and the Ambassador Theatre Group, has announced that its inaugural season of shows will feature stars including Susan Hampshire, Kym Marsh, Richard Wilson, Twiggy, Simon Callow, Jonathan Wilkes and Caprice.

From December, the joint venture - formed by Howard Panter for ATG and David Ian for CCE, with producer Kevin Wood as chief executive - will stage pantomimes at eight venues across the UK.

Commenting on the season launch, Panter, managing director of ATG, said: “First Family Entertainment is a brand new pioneering and exciting partnership between CCE and ATG, which will ensure that each show offers the very best in traditional, professional, top-quality family entertainment. We are delighted with our inaugural line up of performers and productions, with several of the principal actors, including Richard Wilson, Susan Hampshire, Simon Callow, Jonathan Wilkes, John Barrowman, Stephen Gately, John Rhys-Davies and Caprice, making their pantomime debut this year.”

Featuring the traditional pantomimes Jack and the Beanstalk, Cinderella, Snow White, Aladdin and Mother Goose performed at venues in Brighton, Bromley, Glasgow, Milton Keynes, Richmond, Stoke, Wimbledon and Woking, the season will also feature regular pantomime performers Bobby Davro and Christopher Biggins, as well as singers Stephen Gately and Toyah Wilcox, and TV stars Patsy Kensit, Simon Shepherd, Shaun Williamson, Henry Luxemburg and Eric Potts.

Twiggy, who will be appearing at the Theatre Royal Brighton alongside Simon Shepherd, commented: “Pantomime is such a great British institution and I am really looking forward to playing the Fairy in Jack and the Beanstalk. I have always loved pantomime and what it represents, it is fun and light-hearted entertainment that brings all the family together and it is often the beginning of a child’s theatrical experiences


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Gareth Gates to join Boyzone?

Sunday, February 20 2005, 13:15 GMT -- by Neil Wilkes

Pop Idol singer Gareth Gates has been rumoured as an unlikely replacement for Ronan Keating in Boyzone.

The group are apparently planning a comeback when Keith Duffy leaves Coronation Street later this year. Their former frontman won't be joining them, however, as he's instead pursuing a successful solo career.

"There's always been one major sticking point in getting the lads back together and that was Ronan," a source told the Daily Star. "He refused point blank to join the band again. But Gareth has the right look and voice and the boys really rate him."

Gareth, 20, has been absent from the music scene since his second album flopped last year.

Norton to host BBC 'Faking It'-style show

Saturday, February 19 2005, 14:23 GMT -- by Daniel Kilkelly

Graham Norton is to host a Faking It-style show involving celebrities for the BBC.

The show, Graham Norton's Variety Pack, will see stars from different areas of the entertainment industry swapping careers, and being judged by experts on their performance.

Celebrities who have agreed to appear include US comedienne Roseanne Barr, former Boyzone star Stephen Gately, magician Paul Daniels, and ex-Spice Girl Melanie C.

The Mirror claims that the show will air initially as a one-off, with a full series being commissioned depending on its success.

Norton's second project with the BBC, Strictly Dance Fever, will also air later this year.


London's Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Gets a Trio of New Stars on 3/15, NY - 15 hours ago
... Current Chitty Chitty Bang Bang leads Jason Donovan, Scarlett Strallen and Stephen Gately play their final performance on March 13.

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Corrie's Keith Duffy heads West
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CORONATION STREET star Keith Duffy is quitting the soap to aim for stardom in Hollywood.
The former Boyzone singer, who plays Rovers Return barman Ciaran McCarthy, will leave Weatherfield in September when his contract runs out.
But Granada bosses have yet to decide his exit storyline – or whether the character of the Irish charmer will be killed off.
A Corrie spokeswoman said Keith’s departure was a “mutual decision”.
“I’m  grateful for the opportunities I’ve been given by Coronation Street,” said Keith. “I’ve learned a huge amount and been given the chance to work with some fantastic people.”
Keith, 30, added: “I’m looking forward to spending more time with my family, who have been incredibly supportive during my two-and-a-half years working in Manchester.”
Wife Lisa, 33, daughter Mia, four, and son Jordan, nine, have been unable to relocate to the city as Mia is autistic and attends a special school in Dublin.
Now Keith is looking forward to working in Ireland and trying for film parts in Hollywood. “I’m very excited about the future and can’t wait to get my teeth into some of the roles I’ve been offered.”
He was forced to take a break from the Street after tearing the cruciate ligament in his leg while dancing an Irish jig in front of cast members late last year and undergoing an operation in hospital.
A former Celebrity Big Brother contestant, Keith proved popular with millions of Street fans.  Producer Tony Wood said: “Keith has been an asset to the show and will be missed by everyone who’s worked with him.

"There have been various discussions about the future of his character over the past few months and, after talking with Keith, we decided that Ciaran McCarthy had run his course in the show.”

Keith Duffy to leave Coronations Street
31/01/2005 - 18:26:50

Coronation Street’s Keith Duffy is leaving the soap, it was announced today.

The Irish former Boyzone star has played Ciaran McCarthy for two-and-a-half years.

The decision to write Ciaran out of the show is a mutual one, he said.

“I talked with the producer and we both felt that the character of Ciaran had run its course and at the same time I was being offered new projects in Ireland.

“I will be sad to say goodbye to the great friends that I have made on the cast and crew but am looking forward to spending more time with my family who have been incredibly supportive during my two-and-a-half years working in Manchester,” Duffy said.

“I am very excited about the future and can’t wait to get my teeth into some of the roles I have been offered.”

During his time on the show the 30-year-old actor has spent Monday to Friday in Manchester before returning home to his wife Lisa and children Jordan, eight, and Mia, four, in Dublin.

He recently turned down a part opposite Kerry Katona in Irish film Showbands because of his Corrie commitments.

He will remain in the show until autumn and Corrie’s scriptwriters are working on a number of possible exit storylines.

Duffy joined the soap in 2002 as Irish charmer Ciaran and has had affairs with a string of women during his time in Weatherfield.

He was jilted at the altar by Sunita (Shobna Gulati), bedded Shelley’s mum Bev (Susie Blake) and most recently had a fling with Tracy (Kate Barlow).

Coronation Street producer Tony Wood said: “Keith has been an asset to the show and will be missed by everyone who has worked with him.

“There have been various discussions about the future of his character over the past few months and after talking to Keith we decided that Ciaran McCarthy has run his course in the show. Keith will leave at the end of his current contract in the autumn.”

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Holiday World is streets ahead

By Heather Simpson

21 January 2005

Coronation Street star Keith Duffy flew into Belfast this morning to open the Belfast Telegraph Holiday World Exhibition.

The 30-year-old actor, who stars as cheeky barman Ciaran McCarthy on Britain's most famous street, arrived at the King's Hall to launch the popular event.

The former Boyzone star was drafted in at the last minute after co-star Simon Gregson, who plays cabbie boss Steve McDonald could not attend.

"I am really looking forward to it, the people of Belfast have always been really good to me for some reason," he told the Belfast Telegraph today.

"But I was only second choice."

Keith has been away from our screens following a knee injury but is set to return to the street in the next few months.

He said: "I have been off for two and a half months after I had a knee operation.

"I started filming two weeks ago, but at the moment I'm just pulling pints."

But Keith ruled out swapping soap stardom for a return to his pop career.

He said: "I don't think I will be returning to Boyzone, I was a really bad dancer."



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Tele holiday show is streets ahead for Corrie's Keith

By Maureen Coleman

19 January 2005

Coronation Street star Keith Duffy will be checking out the latest bargains on offer when he opens this year's Belfast Telegraph Holidayworld 2005.

The former Boyzone member will be in the city on Friday to launch the massive exhibition at the King's Hall.

Keith, who recently returned from a holiday in Spain with his family, will be hoping to pick up some tips on the best destinations for 2005 following a busy year on the Street.

The exhibition will run from Friday until Sunday and will incorporate the ever-growing Camping, Caravanning and Outdoors Show again.

Show organiser Edmund Hourican said that Holidayworld was delighted to welcome the Save the Children charity to the show to collect money for the tsunami appeal.

He said: "They have confirmed they will be on the ground within the very apt setting of Belfast Telegraph Holidayworld to help raise much-needed funds to go towards helping those who have been affected by this terrible tragedy."

A new attraction this year will be the first visit by the Bluecoats and the gang from Pontin's.

Among their varied programme will be scenes from Beauty and the Beast, Chicago, Grease and Blues Brothers. Florrie the Fox, Florence the Ostrich, Zena the Zebra and Captain Croc are some of the characters who will also be performing and adding to the fun.

Magic, games and dance lessons also feature as the Pontin's pre-show entertainment.

For the more adventurous among us there will also be a Rolling Rock Mobile Climbing Tower set within the area of the Camping, Caravanning and Outdoors show, courtesy of the Kingdoms of Down.

Belfast Telegraph Holidayworld will run from 1pm to 8pm on Friday, and from 11am to 5.30pm on Saturday and Sunday. Admission is 4 for adults, 3 for senior citizens and 2 for students.


Caught in the act
Nick Awde

Currently starring in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, pop star Stephen Gately has relished the chance to flex his performing muscles in a different environment. He tells Nick Awde about the move into musical theatre

Is there life after uber boy band Boyzone? Certainly former member Stephen Gately is proof there is, if his successful move into the world of West End musicals is anything to go by. After a well-received run in the title role in Joseph and the Technicolor Dreamcoat, he then made the move to the cast of another classic musical, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.

As the sinister Child Catcher, however, Gately admits that many of his fans must have felt that it was an unexpected choice of role.

“But I love doing it - it shows that I can be someone completely different rather than just ‘the cute one from Boyzone’. It’s a great way to break free from all that.”

Certainly in his make-up he is totally unrecognisable.

“Well that’s good,” he laughs. “I look different now from what’s on the show poster - they have made changes to the make-up since then. We’ve kept the used noses to give away in a competition on my website.”

The hard work Gately put into his previous role as Joseph helped him immensely in making the transition to the stage.

“Singing in a musical is not the same as singing in a pop group. You have to be able to sustain your voice and to know how to do that every night. In Joseph I had nine shows a week - three on a Saturday. In the music industry when you are recording a vocal you can stop and start whenever you want.”

When he knew he was going to be Joseph, Gately immediately decided to go for voice training.

“Teaching really helps to project and protect your voice. With Joseph in particular, you’re always onstage singing.”

That’s not to say that a pop star’s life is always an easy one, particularly when you’re on the road touring.

“Being in three countries in the one day can be quite tough while you’re constantly doing interviews and PAs in between the singing. But even then the discipline isn’t the same as doing a musical.

“Though the Child Catcher isn’t such a big role or heavily featured, I am the only person who gets to be on the stage by themselves, so I have to hold an audience - and it is the audience that really helps. The more people booing, the better!”

Perhaps after the whirl of a pop star’s life he gets bored with doing the same thing night after night?

“But it’s not the same every night. It is always different. Some days are good and some days are bad. Some days I go onstage and think ‘Oh God, what’s my next line?’.”

One way or another, Gately was always destined to go into singing and dancing. Dancing from the age of 12 in competitions in Ireland, he was always hugely self-driven.

“Nobody ever pushed me. I never went to an acting school, such as Sylvia Young’s, but I did spend a couple of months one summer in a similar sort of place for people of all ages. About the same time, when I was 14 or 15 years old, I saw a play by a Dublin drama group called Walk the Talk, based in Coolock. I ended up joining them and I was the youngest person in the group.”

Are there any musical roles that he has really hankered over?

“Lord of the Rings. As soon as I heard it was going to made into a musical, I thought, ‘I’d love to do that’. It would be wonderful, too, if the witches of Oz musical Wicked transferred from Broadway and if Moulin Rouge ever comes to the stage - what a show that would be to be part of.”

It makes you wonder how he finds time for his solo pop career, a subject Gately is disarmingly sanguine about.

“Though I would like to do more stage, at the moment I am also writing songs here in the dressing room for a new album. Or maybe I might do a show album of some of my favourite songs from musicals. Who knows? There is still interest there and I certainly want to have an album’s worth written by the time I have finished this run.”

The Palladium dressing room must be quite an inspirational place to write an album.

“It’s great, although it can be a touch distracting with Chitty Chitty Bang Bang being sung over the tannoy when you are trying to compose.”



Shane: I’d love Boyzone to do one last gig

In panto: Shane Lynch
By Michelle Fleming

Singer Shane Lynch, who is in panto in High Wycombe, tells Michelle Fleming why he'd love his old band to have an encore.

SHANE Lynch feels guilty. But Boyzone fans may be set to benefit it seems. The twinkly blue-eyed Irishman confesses: "I believe that we cheated the Boyzone fans when we did not get back together like we said we would. I'd love to do a concert for charity to say farewell to those people who were really dedicated to Boyzone as a way of saying thank you. I feel like we owe it to them."

The band split in 2001 after Ronan Keating pursued a solo career.

Shane insists he is not angry any longer but merely intent on making it up to the fans.

He continues: "We said to the fans we were going to have a break in 2000 and when the time came to come back together in 2001 it was only to find a certain man went off and did his own solo album and then decided to do another one.

"I did have a bit of a thing with Ronan as I was angry about it. Sometimes there are personality clashes and sometimes the truth can hurt.

"I said sorry to Ronan and said it was a bad time in my life. But out of all of us there are still four of us who want to tour. I took part in a television show called The Games and all the boys came down and it was the first time we had been together for five years.

"They are four people who I have travelled and spent a lot of time with and you are going to bond with some more than others, that's life really."

Boyzone rocketed into the charts in 1993 and sold an estimated five million copies of their first three albums.

Shane was still in his teens at the time.

He has no regrets about the decision to take the break from it all when they did and says it did him a lot of good.

He says: "From 1998/99, I spent so many years travelling the road with just a television for company and suitcases and hotel rooms, going out and doing concerts.

"Don't get me wrong, it is an amazing life but we didn't ever have a break.

"You sort of get to the stage where you have enough. We had enough of just seeing each other all the time and we missed family and friends."

These days, refreshed from the break, he still spends a lot of time in his studio, despite the absence of his old comrades.

Boyzone fans should be warned though his latest music is a far cry from the feel-good musical romps that had teenage girls in a tizz.

He says: "If you are into hip hop then you'd like it.

"It's kind of urban pop with a lot of Irish influences.

"There's a lot of Irish instruments in my music and I deliver in the spoken word.

"It's quite bold but I think, what's the point in following suit. You can't do what everyone else is doing. I'm not into what the critics say to be honest I do what I do and that's it. I'll have two albums done by February."

Shane's muscular body is covered with tattoos of all shapes, sizes and colours.

Reminiscent of the film Memento, Shane gets a tattoo as a way of marking special events or times in his life.

"I have 40 hours of tattooing and they all mean a lot for me," he smiles.

"I sort of look at them and remember what I was going through at that time in my life."

His most recent tattoo is that of the day when he was baptised as a born-again Christian.

"Of course when you are young, like many people, you do what you want to do and I did not make for a very healthy life, I was in a bit of trouble and God, well he helped me out I never looked back," reveals Shane, adding with a chuckle: "Though I must admit I still like a pint of Guinness."

Whatever Shane's dreams of getting The Boys back together, fans will be delighted to learn that they need not have to wait too long to see Shane up close and personal.

He plays The Prince for his pantomime debut in Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs at the Wycombe Swan, hot on the heels of his stint fronting Channel Four's The Games, where he indulged his life-long love of motorcars.

"It's great fun doing the panto Anita and the rest of the crew are so much fun to work with.

"Of course I'm really looking forward to seeing some of my old fans again."

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs is at the Wycombe Swan, from December 10 to January 16.

Tickets: 01494 512000

TELLY heart-throb Keith Duffy dislocated his knee — doing an Irish jig in front of other Corrie cast members.

The former Boyzone hunk, who plays barman Ciaran McCarthy, was left screaming in agony.

Last night the 30-year-old revealed he may need surgery on his right knee, which popped out during a break in filming wedding scenes for a special Christmas Day episode.

Distraught Keith said: “I’m in absolute agony and I may need an operation.

“I’m gutted because I was supposed to be turning on the Christmas lights in Reading this Saturday, but there’s no way I can be there. The injury is really quite serious.”

Brave Keith hobbled back to work yesterday after popping his knee back into place — but bosses sent him home.

A show source said: “The accident was very painful.

“The other Corrie actors were stunned and tried to comfort him until the medics arrived.

“A lot of the scenes have had to be re-scheduled.”

Keith aggravated an injury he picked up during a charity football match two years ago.

His latest accident happened on location as he took part in the filming of butcher Ashley Peacock’s wedding to nanny Claire Casey (Julia Haworth).

She ends up sprinting to marry Ashley (Steven Arnold) after her wedding car breaks down.

A Coronation Street spokesman said: “Keith is at home recovering and we don’t know how long he’ll be off. We’ll see how he is next week.”

Fellow Corrie star Bradley Walsh, who saw Keith’s accident, will switch on the Reading Christmas lights today.

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Duffy rules out Boyzone without Keating

02/11/2004 - 18:17:45 

Keith Duffy has dismissed talk of a Boyzone reunion, unless Ronan Keating agrees to be involved.

The Father and Son singer, who now stars in British TV soap Coronation Street, refuses to regroup with the boyband unless all five members return.

Keating has previously stated his intention to remain a solo singer.

Duffy says: "If I was going to get back with Boyzone I'd like to do it with Boyzone. And that means the four guys I toured with for eight years. It wouldn't be the same without each individual member."

However, Boyzone manager Louis Walsh recently pledged a reunion could happen without Keating. He said: "We can do it with four if we have to. There were only four Beatles and they did ok."

Keith Duffy: Ronan Keating Must Be In Re-Union

November 2, 2004, 4:57:05


KEITH DUFFY has dismissed talk of a BOYZONE reunion, unless RONAN KEATING agrees to be involved.

The FATHER AND SON singer, who now stars in British TV soap CORONATION STREET, refuses to regroup with the Irish boyband unless all five members return.

Keating has previously stated his intention to remain a solo singer.

Duffy says, "If I was going to get back with Boyzone I'd like to do it with Boyzone. And that means the four guys I toured with for eight years. It wouldn't be the same without each individual member."

My Best Congratulation is going to
Mikey and Karen...


Mikey will been in the tv

1/6-2002 "Dear all, as most of you know I have been unwell of late. Last year, after an exhaustive period of promoting both Boyzone and my own projects, I finally collapsed and felt completely burned out. I truly regret that this occurred right when the tour and>the album were set to be launched. "That said, I doubt I could have even made it to the first night of the tour. I've been out for quite a while and I appreciate the great patience my great fans have shown. "I cannot guarantee that I will be fit enough to do all of the regular promotion that would normally go with the release of a new single but please know I am extremely grateful for all your supportand love." He signs off: "Love, Mikey."(Thank you for telling us abouth the letter Lena)



26/6-2004 Band member Mikey lives near Keith. 'He's building a studio. He's fascinated by music and was never given the opportunity to write songs in Boyzone, but he will prove himself.' oh good and hear something abouth Mikey again....

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3/7-2004 Happy Birthday To Shane....


Aug 26 2004

Corrie's bad boyz rapping again

By Rick Fulton

SHANE LYNCH is ready to kick off his musical comeback tomorrow night.

The winner of reality sports show The Games isn't re-forming Boyzone but performing with his rap group Red Hill. The band will play a gig in Belfast and Shane claims record label bigwigs are going to be there to give them a deal.

It's also second time lucky for Red Hill, who fizzled out last year after failing to land a record contract.

But, thanks to his victory in the The Games, Shane's profile is huge. He's even landed his first main acting role in Sky's football drama Dream Team.

Shane, 28, said: 'It's all gone mad since The Games.Things are fantastic for me. 'There are four of us in Red Hill and I'd describe it as urban pop with an Irish influence. We've got Ben from Phats & Small, me doing spoken word, an Indie scene singer and a DJ.

'We're going for the charts and we've got a gig in Belfast where hopefully we'll get a deal.

'Music is my trade. I've done it for 10 years and I don't want to knock it on the head and try something else.'

During The Games,his Boyzone pals all turned up to cheer him on, including Ronan Keating who'd split the group up - and refused to reunite for one last tour.

At one point, it seemed a final Boyzone tour was on the cards but the plan has been shelved.

Shane said: 'I'd be honoured to do a tour and the majority of the group would like to.'

Shane reckons Ronan used the reunion to try to kick start his faltering solo career, especially after Keith Duffy's Coronation Street role has made him the most successful ex-Boyzone member.

'Keith would be happy to do it, so Ronan not doing it is strange,' said Shane. He claims Red Hill is 'refreshing' compared to Boyzone. 'I wouldn't say I didn't like it,' he said. 'I just didn't understand why I was there.

'It all happened so quickly and at a young age. It was a confusing time for me. 'But with music, when you're out of it, you always want to get into it again.'

Shane is also taking a stab at acting, playing Harchester United's millionaire owner Eli Knox in Dream Team.

He teams up with Scottish actor Jon Morrison who plays the team's football manager Don Barker in the new series which starts on October 17.

Shane, who is dating singer Sheena White, said: 'I wanted to get into acting after I did a spoof documentary called Sex, Lies and Michael Aspel.

'I thought about theatre but was offered the job on Dream Team.

'I buy the club, put my feet up on the desk and have the players by the balls. I play the guy who doesn't really care a lot apart from having a good time with the money he's spent.'

Heavily tattooed and with greasy brown and blonde hair, the real Shane doesn't look much like a football club owner. But he claims that when he puts on a shirt and tie he fits the bill.

Despite Keith's success on Coronation Street, Shane hasn't asked him for advice. He said: 'I want to find my feet first. But if I had a problem,he'd be the man I'd ask.'


23 July 2004

Judge set for 'battle'

Former Boyzone star Shane Lynch will be stepping into Simon Cowell's high-waisted trousers to judge this year's Big Buzz/Pepsi Battle of the Band competition next month.

The event, which attracted hundreds of entries, will take place at the Whitla Hall in Belfast on Friday, August 20.

Fifteen unsigned bands from across Northern Ireland have qualified for the final and will battle it out to win the prestigious prize of performing at the fifth annual Big Buzz Irish Entertainment Awards in the Europa Hall on August 27.

I will be joining Shane and a panel of judges at the Whitla Hall to select the best up- and-coming band in the province.

Groups shortlisted include Red Sirus, In Theory, Driving By Night and Too Fat For Porn.

Not only will Shane be judging, but he will also be bringing his new band, Red Hill, over from England to perform at the competition.

This will be the first time Red Hill have played in Ireland. Tickets for the Big Buzz/Pepsi Battle of the Bands event cost 5 and are available at the door of the Whitla on the night

Shane Eamonn Mark Stephen Lynch was born in Dublin Satherday 3rd July 1976...Shane went to an all boys school in Killester,he was a keen athlete and even sung in the church choir..Secondary school for Shane was Grange Community school,afther three and a half years ,having done his junior certificate,Shane left school. Shane started work at his Dad`s garage ,Shane` love of cars and bikes made it the ideal place to work.Shane`s early musical influences were mainly rap,allthough he admits to not thinking of being a pop star as he was growing up.Shane and a friend contacded a Dublin promoter and agent (Louis Walsh) and the idea of forming a pop band was decidead...Shane`s have many things to do in the future next year he will coming out with a new band ReadHill


***** (THanks Rose)

Boyzone star confirmed for panto!

Boyzone heart-throb SHANE LYNCH will be starring alongside ANITA DOBSON in SNOW WHITE AND THE SEVEN DWARFS here from 10 December 2004 until 16 January 2005. This will be Shane's first panto appearance - he will be playing the Prince. He has most recently been seen in Channel 4's 'The Games' where he came joint first. Also confirmed for the show is JUSTIN FLETCHER from CBeebies' Tikkabilla who will be playing Muddles. Book early as ticket demand is expected to be exceptionally high.




Shane is finished recording hes one album as Shane Lynch
and hopes it will coming outh to Christmas..
 and he are still working with hes new group
 Red Hill some will coming outh with a album too...

The other awards were:

• The BPM Award for the Best Irish Television Personality - Keith Duffy;

• The Big Buzz Award for the Best Irish Comedy Act - The Hole in the Wall Gang;

• The Flybe Award for the Best Irish Sporting Personality, - Shane Lynch;

• The Belfast Visitor Award for the Best Irish Radio Personality - Joe Ferguson, Citybeat;

• The Sun FX Award for the Sexiest Irish Male - Keith Duffy;

• The Models 2K for the Sexiest Irish Female - Christine Bleakley, BBC's First Stop;

• The Text Communication/Orange Award for the Best Irish Club DJ - Robbie Nelson;

• The Big Buzz Award for the Best International DJ to appear in Ireland - Judge Jules;

• The Budweiser Award for the Best New Irish Band/Act - Shonagh Daly;

• The Big Buzz Award for the Best Irish Traditional Act - Denise Hagan;

• The Southern Comfort Award for Ireland's Best Music Pub - Whelan's, Dublin;

• The Southern Comfort Award for Ireland's Best Music Club - The Coach, Banbridge;

• The Missbehavin' Award for the Best Irish Gay Venue - Pepes, Londonderry


Keith Duffy - flirty Coronation Street barman Ciaran McCarthy - has decided to stay on at the Rovers, signing a new 80,000 contract tying him to the soap for another year.
Corrie producer Tony Wood promised Duffy "dramatic storylines" over the next twelve months, including an affair with the Street's resident super-bitch Tracy Barlow.
An insider told The Sun: "Keiths plans for doing a Boyzone comeback tour have been put on hold."

People: Buzzing with excitement!

03 September 2004

Ex-Boyzone and Corrie Star, Keith Duffy was buzzing with excitement last Friday night at the Big Buzz/Southern Comfort Entertainment Awards.

Keith won the 'Irish Sexiest Male' Category which was sponsored by spray-on tan solution, Sun FX.

However Keith certainly didn't need false tan as he cut short his family holiday in Marbella, especially for the awards.

Keith had a great night's craic with his ex-Boyzone pals Shane Lynch and Stephen Gately, who were surrounded by women all evening and danced to Queen Tribute Band, Flash Harry who provided the aftershow party entertainment.

All the celebrities stayed up to the wee small hours partying in the Europa Hotel.

In fact, ex-Take That's Mark Owen missed his flight the next morning and was seen at 4pm the next day wandering aimlessly around the Europa, looking still hungover from the night before.

Myleene Glass, who is great friends with Keith Duffy and his wife Lisa was looking forward to heading to the Madonna concert with them on Sunday evening.

Keith Peter Thomas Francis John Duffy was born in Dublin Tuseday 1st October 1974 he `s married with Lisa and they have 1 son Jordan and 1 daugther Mia. Keith is working with tv shows so he have many things to do...Keith was voted and won Irland` sexest male-social and personal magazine and also buzz magazine for 2000.Keith has alot of tv experience-Hosted uk show on BBC called FBI which ron for 6 moths.He interviewed Robbie Williams,Samantha Mumba,Spice Girls plus lot` of other cellebrity artist.Keith also presented for the last 3 years childline for charity.The concert has all the top bands appering onnn the show and is a very reconised yearly event.Keith ia also working on a solo album due out in 2001.Keith has played a policeman in a film called The Bomb Maker and is focusering his career in the film..Keith is still working in tv and he are working with a show calling Race..... Rawsthorne) and the firm favourite with the girls Jim Alexander who plays 3-1


Aug 3 2004

By Andy Rudd


CORONATION Street star Keith Duffy has admitted his wife does not like his steamy scenes with maneater Tracy Barlow.

The former Boyzone star, who plays romeo Ciaran McCarthy, warned Lisa his character would be bedding the soap's single mum this week.

The 29-year-old said: "I'm very honest - I go home and tell her exactly what scenes I've shot.

"She likes to be prepared for someone coming up in the street telling her they saw her husband in bed with someone else last night!"

After joining the cast for a three-week stint the Irish actor has now had his contract extended until September 2005.

He moved to quash rumours that he will be leaving the street to follow friend Colin Farrell for the big screen.

He told TV Times: "I'm happy at Corrie, but I have some movie offers.

"I'm shooting one during a break this month called The Three Crosses. It's a horror and I play a lunatic serial killer."



20/6-2004 Duffy in the movies AFTER news that Ronan Keating's planning to play a bad boy in a movie, former Boyzone colleague Keith Duffy is also to turn his hand at film acting. Duffy, who plays Irish charmer Ciaran in Coronation Street, has been lined up for a role in a new thriller. He may have been criticised for his "wooden" acting, but he can't be doing too bad, for the Dubliner has also been hotly tipped for more juicy story-lines to come in Corrie.





MONDAY 02/08/2004 12:44:58  
Evil role for Boyzone star

Former Boyzone star Stephen Gately is set to show an evil streak as The Childcatcher in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.

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He will star in the musical at the London Palladium from September.

"This role is so unusual for me because everyone is used to me playing the cutey. It`s great to get my teeth into an evil role," Gately said.

At 28, Gately is years younger than actors who have previously played the part, including Lionel Blair and Paul O`Grady.

"I`m the youngest ever Childcatcher and they`re having to put a lot of make-up on to make me look older.

"My hubby Andy saw the pictures of me all made up and he couldn`t believe it was really me," said Gately, who lives with partner Andrew Cowles.

His former bandmates from Boyzone - Keith Duffy, Mikey Graham, Shane Lynch and Ronan Keating - will all be invited to the first night.

"I`ve already spoken to Keith and Shane to invite them. I`ve not spoken to Ronan yet but I hope he`ll be able to make it," he said.

Gately made his West End debut last year starring in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.

After Chitty Chitty Bang Bang he has hopes for a Hollywood career - emulating his friend Colin Farrell, with whom he studied at drama school in Dublin.

His dream part would be in the new film version of the Broadway musical Rent.

But he also his heart set on another starring role - as Frodo in the forthcoming musical version of The Lord of the Rings.

"My dream would be to star in The Lord of the Rings musical. I`m small so I would be perfect to play a hobbit," he said.

Gately begins a four-month run on September 7, with former Neighbours star Jason Donovan playing Caractacus Potts.

A Broadway production of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang opens in April next year, with Charlotte Church rumoured to be in the running to play Truly Scrumptious.



Ex-Boyzone star Stephen Gately has hobbit ambitions

[with information from ITV News]

Former Boyzone star Stephen Gately is set to show an evil streak as The Childcatcher in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. He will star in the musical at the London Palladium from September.


But he also his heart set on another role - as Frodo in the forthcoming musical version of The Lord of the Rings.

"My dream would be to star in The Lord of the Rings musical. I'm small so I would be perfect to play a hobbit," he said.

Published August 2, 2004





Ronan will giving out a new album 10 years of hits
which is out in october and celebrates his career in Boyzone
and as a solo artist.
The Cd will feature two new songs included his nexst single
 I Hope YOu Dance ,whis is outh on 27 September



Keating hospitalised after collapse 20/07/2004 - 08:48:06
Ronan Keating has been rushed to hospital after he collapsed for the second time in three months.

The star fainted in front of his family at his Dublin home on Sunday night in what is believed to be an allergic reaction.

Doctors have placed the 27-year-old former Boyzone singer on an intravenous drip and are keeping him under observation while they try to find out what is wrong.

Keating's sister Laura said: "He is not very well at all. They won't let him out of hospital until they are 100% happy with his condition."

Keating previously collapsed in May while en route to perform at a charity event in Vienna, Austria.

28/7-2004 Ronan is now out of
the hospital.....

14/6-2002 Her will I tell you wher Ronan got he`s name from....Ronan was born the baby of the Keating family.After a lot of arguing the family finally settled one the name RONAN because they thought it sounded so lovely and because he was a beutiful baby......