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Kevin Kennedy 'very proud' of Irish heritage

1 of 1 Kevin Kennedy joined Brendan O'Connor on The Saturday Night Show
Kevin Kennedy joined Brendan O'Connor on The Saturday Night Show

The former Coronation Street actor, who played Curly Watts on the long-running soap, has revealed that he is "very proud" of his Irish roots.

Speaking to Brendan O'Connor on last night's (Nov 9) The Saturday Night Show the 52-year-old actor said: "I feel very comfortable here. I've brought my girls with me for the first time on this trip and I was showing them that this is where you get your romance, your storytelling and your sense of honour from – it's all from your Irish heritage, and I am very very proud of it."

Kennedy also revealed that he was in the original line-up of the indie-rock band The Smiths. He said: "Myself and Johnny Marr and Andy Rourke. We had a band when we were all 15. Music has always been running parallel with my life.

"I got signed by Simon Cowell, before Simon was actually God and then I went off to New Zealand, to Australia, made a gold album."

O'Connor also asked Kennedy – who is a big fan of the Irish soccer team – what he thinks of our new "dream team" managers Martin O'Neill and Roy Keane. Kennedy said: "I think they will be very good. I really do. O'Neil has won so much and Roy Keane, even though he plays for the other lot, I am a big [Manchester] City fan, he's done the world cup thing a few times, he has that knowledge and I think they will do very well. It's very exciting."

Watch Kevin Kennedy's full interview on The Saturday Night Show on the RTÉ Player www.rte.ie/player 

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