UTV reports that Ronan Keating is celebrating the birth of his third child, it was announced Wednesday (September 7). The former Boyzone star and wife Yvonne named her Ali and she weighed in at 8lb 3oz. “Ronan and Yvonne are thrilled and little Ali is doing fine,” a spokeswoman said.
PR lady Sam Wright spoke with The Sun about how former Boyzone star Ronan Keating saved her life at a restaurant in County Antrim during Ronan’s most recent fund-raising strollathon. “As I swallowed some bread, I laughed at a joke,” Wright explained. “The next thing I knew I was gasping for air. I felt my lungs emptying. I stood up and tried to gasp for air, but I couldn’t – I was so scared. Everyone was watching me. Then Ronan jumped up, came behind me, put his thumbs under my ribs and pulled back. The bread popped out and I could breathe. Thank God Ronan was there. I’ve always been a massive fan, but now he’s my hero.”
According to The Sun, Andy Scott Lee, brother of former Steps singer Lisa Scott-Lee, will be Ronan Keating’s replacement in a Boyzone reunion tour. “I’d be honored to tour with Boyzone,” Scott Lee said. “I know all of the songs so that side of things will be easy. And I’ve known the lads for ages and get on well with them.”
‘Stars In Their Eyes’ producer Glen Middleham tells Ann Montini of Sky News that many want to play former Boyzone star Ronan Keating in the series. “I can’t believe how many Ronans we get each series,” he said. “He never goes out of fashion!” On the opposite end is former Spice Girl Geri Halliwell… not a single person wanted to be her this series.
Ronan Keating was in attendance as his sister Linda married Garda Micheal Higgins in The Church of Ireland Chapel in Straffan Village on Tuesday (December 28) in Co. Kildare, Ireland. Check out pictures from GettyImages.
Band Aid 20 has held off a strong challenge from ‘X Factor’ winner Steve Brookstein to notch up fourth week at number one in the charts with ‘Do They Know It’s Christmas?’. Ronan Keating and Yusuf – formerly known as Cat Stevens – are pushed back to number three with ‘Father and Son’, while Kylie Minogue also slips one place to four with ‘I Believe In You’.
Gary Ryan of the Manchester Evening News reviewed former Boyzone star Ronan Keating’s gig at MEN Arena on December 19th. Ryan writes, “Ten years ago, few, surely, would have bet on Ronan Keating being around in 2004. He owes it to a fiercely-devoted fanbase, out in force last night.”
The review at citylife.co.uk has since been removed.
Former Boyzone star Ronan Keating is out with the music video to his new single ‘Father And Son’, featuring Yusuf Islam (formerly Cat Stevens). Watch it via YouTube below.
Ronan Keating came to Radio 2 for an exclusive concert with his band and the BBC Concert Orchestra from the Mermaid Theatre in London. In this special edition of Friday Night Is Music Night, the former Boyzone star performed classic standards as well as some of his greatest hits from the last decade. Listen to a replay of the show at BBC.co.uk.
The Glasgow Daily Record reports Ronan Keating laughed off criticism from his ex-manager, Louis Walsh. “Louis does what he does,” the former Boyzone member said. “You’ve got to laugh at him. For me it’s water off a duck’s back. Live and let live where he’s concerned.”