Host: welcome Keith Duffy
A member of Irish boy-band Boyzone, Keith Duffy has enjoyed two decades of pop success, selling more than twenty-five million records and enjoying six UK Chart number ones. Alone, he is best known for his three-year stint on Coronation Street, and has received critical acclaim for a number of stage roles. Away from the bright lights of showbusiness, Duffy is a campaigner for autism awareness and is the patron of Irish Autism Action, regularly hosting fundraising events and speaking to a wide variety of audiences. He studied Applied Behaviour Analysis, practised in the US, and was instrumental in setting up a chain of twelve schools for autistic children, using this method. Duffy has served as a judge on RTE’s talent show You’re a Star, a programme he later presented. He has also appeared as a contestant in Splash! and in Mrs Brown’s Boys D’Movie.