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It took me an hour to get into gig when crowd spotted me - Love/Hate star John

Love/Hate actor John Connors has told how it took him an hour to get into a Dublin gig because of the number of people trying to get selfies with him.

The 24-year-old has become a well-known face due to his performance on the hit RTE show as pipe-bomb maker Patrick.

"I went to a UB40 gig and I didn't know what I was getting myself into, to be honest. When I think about it now, I was pretty naive," he said.

He said he walked down the side of the Olympia and the man who took his tickets looked at him and said: "You should have worn a hat."

"I'd say there was about 400 or 500 people between me and the door which was about 20 feet away, and it took me over an hour to get through there."

John said that he wouldn't want to say no.

"But then it's like a chain reaction. When you take one selfie, someone goes, 'Who's yer man, ah it's yer man!'

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"Everybody's drunk so they have no self-consciousness. They will approach you, they will hug you, pull your hair and the shirt was even pulled off me.

"I thought it had ended then when I got inside and they put me in the VIP area which was one little nice thing. They put me in there because they thought it would be quieter.

"And I literally took a selfie with everybody in the VIP area."

On a more serious note, the star spoke about his performance last Sunday night which blew audiences away.

In the gripping episode, crime boss Nidge took out a hit on Patrick.

However, the hired gun named Packy missed, and shot Patrick's son Brandon.

Even though Brandon survives, Patrick slits the throat of Packy in the episode.

Speaking about the scene, John said his character had already lost a son, who he was grieving.

"Then to almost lose a son again, I don't think he was ever going to let him get away," he said.

John has also spoken out about racism against Travellers in this country.

"People say things that are just plain ignorant," he said.

Meanwhile, there was a moment of comedy gold when AA Roadwatch's Sinead Tyrrell got mixed up live on air about Love/Hate character Elmo, played by Laurence Kinlan.

Sinead said she was a "massive" fan of "Nemo" on 2fm.

Kinlan said: "This is the best thing that's ever happened to me."

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