Starting Sunday 29th March, 8.30pm on RTÉ One, Keys To My Life is a brand new series where seven Irish personalities reveal how the places they've lived in have shaped their lives in this unique and intimate celebrity biography show.
From childhood home to first rented flat and beyond, each property opens another chapter in the celebrity’s’ life story – it also sees them reunited with surprise faces from their past.
Celebrities featured include former newsreader Anne Doyle, footballer Frank Stapleton, Eurovision star Johnny Logan, Mrs Brown’s Boys Star Rory Cowan, country singer Margo O’Donnell and World Champion Ballroom Dancer and 'Dancing With The Stars’ judge Loraine Barry.
Presenter Brendan Courtney begins each episode by handing one of these Irish ‘national treasures’ a bunch of keys. These are the keys to some of the significant homes they’ve lived in. And so begins a journey to unlock the evolution of their personal and professional lives in memory-rich bricks and mortar.
Together Brendan and our celebrity revisit key houses they’ve lived in – and in one of these homeplaces they’re reunited with a person or group of people from that period of their life.
EPISODE 1: Veteran RTÉ News Anchor Anne Doyle
From the Grand Georgian splendour of her current Dublin home to the cramped and surprisingly unchanged bedsit she shared back in 1970's in Ranelagh (£80 a month then, 1600 euro now!) Brendan takes Anne Doyle back to visit the places that have formed her maverick personality. It builds into an insightful portrait of a public figure we all think we know… but do we really know her at all?