Keith Peter Thomas Francis John Duffy, born on 1st October 1974.

When Boyzone took a break in 1999 Keith got involved with TV presenting and his profile was raised as a result of his appearance on the first series of Celebrity Big Brother in 2001.

Keith is also an actor – with performances spanning all genres.  He first took to the stage in 2005 in a play called ‘Dandelions’, later that same year he played the title in The Wizard Of Oz’, he was in The Bombmaker (Sky1), 6 episodes of Irish soap ‘The Clinic’ and a film called The Three Crosses.  Most notably Keith has been playing Ciaran McCarthy in long running British soap ‘Coronation Street’.

In June 1998 in Las Vegas Keith married his ‘soul mate’ Lisa Smith and they have two children Jay and Mia.  At 18 months old Mia was diagnosed with autism and since then Keith and his family have become involved in raising awareness of the condition as well as raised thousands and thousands of pounds for autism charities.

As part of those fund raising events Keith ran the London marathon in April 2009 in an amazing 3hrs 52 minutes (gaining a double hernia in the process)

Keith and Lisa appeared on (and won) All Star Mr & Mrs (ITV1), Keith was on the gameshow The Door (ITV1) and all The Duffy’s appeared on All Star Family Fortunes (ITV) again raising thousands for charity.

In 2008 Keith won a People of The Year Award in Ireland for all his hard work in raising awareness of the need for understanding and education for autistic children.

In 07/08 Keith was a judge on RTE 1’s ‘You’re A Star’

Follow Keith on Twitter @officialkeith


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