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Monday 23 October 2017

Ronan's a good egg for children's TV show

EX-BOYZONE singer Ronan Keating, fresh from his success with Postman Pat, is one of many celebs to lend his voice to a new Northern Irish children's TV how called Shelltown.

Ronan will voice the lead character and sing the theme tune for the show based around the egg characters Splat, Cracker and Exactly.

Ronan is a long-term shareholder in the company, Shelltown Productions and recorded the four-minute pilot in his Dublin home, before it was sold after his split with wife Yvonne.

Other celebrities willing to voice the good and bad eggs of Shelltown include Kerry Katona, comedian Johnny Vegas and actor Kenneth Branagh.

FANTASTIC

Creator Brendan Sparkes told the Herald: "It was fantastic to have Ronan on board, being a father himself he saw the appeal to children and instantly loved it.

"We were trying to find people who had good voices and, luckily, established stars are willing to lend their voices to Shelltown."

Brendan and his wife Patricia are looking for funding to create a feature-length episode.

They've set up a crowdfunding initiative to help raise the ¤75,000 needed to produce it and pitch it abroad.

"We're hoping to use the money to create a full length episode with modern animation and to then pitch the show to European television stations.

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