He later had tests in a Bangkok hospital, where his wife Lisa was said to be at his bedside. Coronation Street star Keith Duffy is set to be written out of the show for good, and will have a dramatic exit from the soap, it has been reported.. The former Boyzone singer played Ciaran McCarthy in … Keith Duffy was born on October 1, 1974 as Keith Peter Thomas Francis John Duffy. He is an Irish actor and singer best known as one member of Irish chart-topping boyband Boyzone with Ronan Keating. "The Sun", "Sun", "Sun Online" are registered trademarks or trade names of News Group Newspapers Limited. Before they reunited he took part in Celebrity Big Brother in 2001. Keith Peter Thomas Francis Julian John Duffy (born 1 October 1974) is an Irish singer-songwriter, actor, radio and television presenter and drummer who began his professional music career as part of Irish boy band Boyzone alongside Ronan Keating, Mikey Graham, Shane Lynch and Stephen Gately in 1993. "He took ill before the show, he just went on a downward spiral," he told Magic Breakfast. Community content is available under. Theres plenty of good characters who've been involved in interesting storylines that they could bring back. A tweet from the band’s account said: “Keith was taken ill before the gig here in Bangkok this evening and has been admitted to hospital on the advice of the local medical team. Boyzlife singers Keith Duffy and Brian McFadden appeared on today's GMB He returned in 2010 until Duffy temporary departed in January 2011 to go on Boyzone Tour, and returned on 3 November 2011. The former Boyzone singer-turned-actor - who plays Irish lothario Ciaran McCarthy in the ITV soap - handed in his notice to producers in September so he can spend the next year concentrating on being a father to daughter Mia, 11, who has autism, and son Jay,15. View our online Press Pack. You can read the full interview here. Former Coronation Street actor and Boyzone singer Keith Duffy is in talks to make a return to the ITV soap in the New Year. The character was an old navy friend of Peter Barlow. Despite not being able to secure an audition to join Boyzone he was spotted by Louis Walsh who saw him dancing in Dublin's POD nightclub and invited him to try out for the band. He has been married to Lisa Smith since June 1998. The actor had previously played the role for nearly three years between 2002 and 2005 before quitting. Home of Keith Duffy and wife Lisa in Dublin which is up for sale for €1.3m. Keith played the character of Ciaran McCarthy in Coronation Street, from August 2002 - July 2005 and then from February 2010 - November 2011. He also has a younger sister named Mia (born 2000). Keith Duffy full list of movies and tv shows in theaters, in production and upcoming films. Keith's character was re-introduced to the street when, looking for ideas for their new venture (The Joinery) Peter & Leanne went out to sample some of the local eateries & discovered Ciaran was the chef at the Cheshire Restaurant they'd read such good things about. The former Coronation Street star started explaining that he was isolating in Dublin with his folks, but the signal suddenly cut out in the middle of the call. The Sun website is regulated by the Independent Press Standards Organisation (IPSO), Our journalists strive for accuracy but on occasion we make mistakes. He also portrayed the role of Paul Dunne in The Clinic. 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