Keith Duffy’s son, Jay, is preparing to make his Hollyoaks comeback, as the son of evil (but oh so dreamy) Brendan Brady (Emmett J Scanlan).
Jay made his Hollyoaks debut as Declan Brady last summer and impressed bosses so much playing the part that they wanted to make him a full time cast member. However, his father, Coronation Street and Boyzone star, Keith, said no.
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Boyzone star Keith Duffy has revealed that he’d love to return to Coronation Street to reprise the role of barman and chef Ciaran McCarthy.
Following a brief return alongside co-star Kym Marsh – who plays Michelle Connor – last November, Keith subsequently left the show in order to spend more time with his family in Ireland.
However, while appearing on ITV chat show Loose Women, Keith told panellist Jane McDonald that he’d love to return to the cobbles.
He said, “I would [go back] I love the show, but my family are in Dublin. and I made a conscious decision to come home for a year because my son was doing his big exam and my daughter was moving from national school to secondary school.”
Meanwhile, it’s also been revealed that Keith’s wife Lisa is “devastated” that her brother Graham Quinn has left his wife of six months, Myleene Klass… Read more & comment »
Although his latest stint on Corrie is to be a short one, Boyzone singer Keith Duffy has hinted that if Coronation Street’s bosses want him back, he may make a permanent move to England.
As fans of the show will know, Keith is currently starring as Ciaran McCarthy, but in forthcoming storylines, Ciaran’s relationship with Michelle Connor (Kym Marsh) is going to hit the rocks when he gambles away the money they saved for their wedding.
And amid Michelle’s commitment to Underworld, and the revelations that she and Ciaran want rather different things out of life, their engagement is set to crumble, and Ciaran will leave Weatherfield.
In reality, that’s because Keith wants to spend more time with his family – his son Jay recently starred in Hollyoaks – but he hasn’t ruled out a future, more long term, return to Corrie. Read more & comment »
As fans of Corrie will know, even though he’s only just come back to the Street, Keith Duffy – who plays Ciaran McCarthy – won’t be around long as he wants to spend more time with his family…
And until today, how Ciaran would be written out has remained a secret, but Keith has now revealed that his character will leave with gambling debts and having carried out a robbery.
Speaking to RTE, Keith – whose son Jay recently starred in Hollyoaks – said, “Ciaran gambles away all his wedding money and then gets into trouble with Michelle [Kym Marsh].
“Then he robs a bistro to get his money back and then he gets caught. It’s great.”
I wonder if the writers of Corrie made a deliberate effort to make the show’s Irish characters into criminals??
As fans will recall, Jim McDonald (Charles Lawson) exited the Street after carrying out an armed robbery – which failed, so he’s in prison – on a building society to raise the money to buy The Rovers for his estranged wife Liz (Beverley Callard). Read more & comment »
Corrie star Craig Charles has revealed that his character, cabbie Lloyd Mullaney, is headed for a “proper breakdown” in the aftermath of his girlfriend Cheryl (Holly Quin-Ankrah) leaving him to go back to her ex-husband Chris Gray (Will Thorp).
And Keith Duffy, who of course plays barman Ciaran McCarthy, has revealed that he may well return to the show some day after his latest short stint is over.
But let’s go back to Craig first, and, speaking via the show’s official website, he revealed just how far off the rails Lloyd will go as he tries to deal with losing Cheryl.
He said, “Things are going to get a lot worse. He’s going to have a proper breakdown, he’s taken this really badly.”
In last night’s episode, we saw Lloyd finding out about Cheryl’s betrayal when Chris boasted that he and Cheryl had been having an affair… Read more & comment »
Soapy weddings have historically been a disaster area, and it would seem that the forthcoming wedding of Michelle Connor and Ciaran McCarthy will run true to form… badly.
Michelle and Ciaran – who are of course played by Kym Marsh and Keith Duffy – are set to wed soon, right after they get back to Weatherfield after having been away for months while working on a cruise ship.
However, as soon as they’re back, Michelle will find herself fully embroiled in Carla Connor’s recovery – or lack thereof – after Frank Foster (Andrew Lancel) raped her and proceeded to trash her business. Carla (Alison King) is of course Michelle’s former sister-in-law.
But in addition to coping with all that trauma, Michelle is set to discover that Ciaran has no interest in starting a family, which is something Michelle is desperate to do.
Kym recently spoke to Soaplife about the storyline, saying, “Michelle’s started to want to settle down but she fears Ciaran still has wanderlust – and I fear this is a problem…” Read more & comment »
When Michelle Connor and Ciaran Duffy return to Weatherfield later this month, they have happy news…
They’re engaged! And as the Daily Mail reports, Kym Marsh and Keith Duffy – who of course play Michelle and Ciaran – were spotted filming scenes for the couple’s wedding.
However, as this is Corrie – and as Keith has announced he’s leaving the show – we can expect that things won’t go smoothly for the pair who have returned after working together on a cruise ship.
A Street insider told the Daily Mirror, “They will return from their cruise and tell the Street they are planning a huge wedding… Read more & comment »
It’s been reported by the Daily Star that Keith Duffy’s Corrie character, Ciaran McCarthy, is being written out permanently in a “dramatic” Christmas storyline.
The Boyzone singer returns to Weatherfield alongside Kym Marsh – who of course plays Michelle Connor – next month, but he has revealed that he wants to quit the show to spend more time with his family.
A show insider said, “Something had to give and sadly it was Corrie.
“He’s had a great time working on the show but these last few months have proved very demanding.
“His daughter Mia, who has autism, is starting secondary school and it’s a big year for Jay as he has his exams… Read more & comment »
It seems that there are passionate times ahead for two of Corrie’s sexiest residents, Michelle Connor and Ciaran McCarthy.
The Daily Star yesterday reported that “the pair will endure a turbulent relationship” but it’s to culminate in some steamy scenes for Kym Marsh and Keith Duffy who play Michelle and Ciaran.
A Corrie insider is quoted in the paper as saying, “It’s been a while since she [Michelle] had a love interest, so who better to change all that than Ciaran?
“When Ciaran first returned to Weatherfield, Michelle was the girl who really caught his eye… Read more & comment »
Corrie actor and Boyzone band member Keith Duffy has reportedly said that “skin and hair will fly” between his Street character Ciaran and Michelle Connor, played of course by Kym Marsh.
During an interview with the PA at the Royal Television Society awards, Keith said, “It’s all a bit unwritten at the moment, it’s still a bit of flirtatious movement going on.
“I believe down the road there’s supposed to be some skin and hair flying.” Read more & comment »