Coronation Street actor Keith Duffy is set to appear in Irish soap Fair City.
Keith Duffy, member of the reformed pop group Boyzone, is set to appear in the Irish soap Fair City.
It won’t be Duffy’s first foray into the world of soap having appeared in Coronation Street for two years between 2003 and 2005, playing barman Ciaran McCarthy.
In Fair City Duffy will play a character called Ringo Leyden, an ex-friend of the mechanic Keith McGrath [Alan O’Neill]. Duffy will first appear in the Irish soap in November for a brief stint before returning sometime next year for a big storyline. Although Fair City does not air in England the soap has run on Irish screens since 1989, on the channel RTE, and is currently the longest running soap in Ireland.
English audiences may be able to watch the soap in 2009 when RTE launches its planned International Channel on the digital platform.