Donny Osmond, former child star and member of The Osmond talks to Gay Byrne about his new solo career.

Donny (Donald) Osmond first came to public attention in the United States at the age of six, as a member of his family's group The Osmonds. By the 1970s he was a teen idol who also performed solo, and from 1974 to 1976 presented 'The Donny & Marie Show’ a television variety show with his sister Marie Osmond.

At the start of the 1980s all of the Osmonds changed track musically and Donny embarked on a solo career, working with a range of songwriters and producers recording new songs. His forthcoming solo album will show him in a very different light,

A lot of people...‘Puppy Love’ is the first thing they think of.

Born in 1957 into a Mormon community in Utah, Osmond is a practising member of the Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter-day Saints and adheres to a health code which means he does not smoke cigarettes, or drink alcohol or caffeinated drinks. Mormons also donate a percentage of their income to their church. His faith however has not hampered his career as a musician in any way,

It’s a way of life to me, it doesn’t restrict me.

This episode of 'The Late Late Show' was broadcast on 2 October 1987. The presenter is Gay Byrne.