Ronan Keating has released new single Little Thing Called Love "in the hope it might help people through'' the coronavirus pandemic.

The 43-year-old singer, who welcomed a baby daughter, Coco Knox, into the world with his wife Storm last month, said he wanted to lift people’s spirits during the health crisis.

Speaking about the new song, Keating said: "Seeing my new baby girl born in these unique times made me feel so full of joy on one hand but also heartbroken for those that have lost someone they love. 

''So, I hope that a 'Little Thing Called Love' might help people through in some way.''

The former Boyzone singer recently said he is "gutted" his Twenty Twenty summer tour dates around the UK and Ireland have had to be rescheduled due to the coronavirus crisis.

Taking to Instagram he wrote: "I'm gutted that the shows this June are having to be re-scheduled but I hope everyone will agree that it’s the right thing to do whilst we all work to get through these tough times.

"Please stay safe, help support key workers and I’ll see you out on the road when we’ve beaten this together."

The singer posted a picture of a statement about the gigs.

It reads: "Due to the ongoing situation with Covid-19 and the uncertainty surrounding live shows, the decision has been made to reschedule the upcoming Ronan Keating 'Twenty Twenty' UK & Ireland tour.

"Ronan's management, agent and promoter are working together to secure new dates and will update further as soon as possible.

"All tickets will remain valid for the rescheduled shows."

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