Ronan Keating had fans frantically googling to find out his age, after he refused to disclose it while presenting on The One Show.
Five minute into Wednesday night’s episode of the show, Ronan found himself the topic of conversation, as Alex Jones poked fun at her co-host following a tweet that was sent in.
Somebody had got in touch and blamed the former Boyzone star for ruining their dinner, after unplugging their slow cooker to plug in their Alexa instead – just so they could ask the device how old Ronan is.
Laughing Alex read out the tweet to a surprised looking Ronan, it said: ‘Wife has been looking forward to the stew in the slow cooker all day. Just realised I unplugged it earlier when I was plugging in Alexa to ask how old Ronan Keating is.’
‘Right, put him out of your misery?’ Alex said to Ronan, as he came over all coy and replied: ‘No, you don’t need to know how old I am.’
Hoping to move on the conversation, he said: ‘We would love to hear from you at home, if you have any questions. No, I’m not going to tell you how old I am.’
Of course, that only led to viewers at home looking to Google to answer that question for them and searches or Ronan naturally went into overload.
The answer? Ronan is 43.
‘Ronan Keating is 43. Pass it on. #TheOneShow,’ teased one viewer watching at home, while another joked: ‘#theoneshow everybody googling Ronan’s age.’
The singer is currently presenting The One Show alongside regular host Alex, but is probably better known for being in much-loved band Boyzone – managed by Louis Walsh – and his own solo career.
Ronan shot to fame in 1994 with the Irish boyband alongside Keith Duffy, Micky Graham, Shane Lynch and the late Stephen Gately.
Boyzone went on to have hits such as Love Me For A Reason, Words and No Matter What, while Ronan soared to the top of the charts as a solo artist with Life Is A Rollercoaster and When You Say Nothing At All that features on the soundtrack of rom-com classic Notting Hill starring Julia Roberts and Hugh Grant.
The One Show airs weeknights at 7pm on BBC One.
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