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Featuring: Pauline McLynn Where: Dublin, Ireland

Pauline McLynn and Father Ted - Actress Pauline McLynn who plays Mrs Doyle in the hit tv sitcom, Father Ted at the Today FM studios Monday 10th December 2012 Featuring: Pauline McLynn Where: Dublin, Ireland

Pauline Mclynn and Father Ted
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Kelly Denies Cancer Reports


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Father Ted actor Frank Kelly has hit back at reports he is battling cancer again, insisting the disease he fought in 2007 has not returned.

British tabloid reports suggested the 70 year old is currently undergoing chemotherapy to treat liver cancer.

Kelly has suffered from the disease in the past and underwent an operation to remove a giant tumour from his bowel in 2007.

He was reportedly given the all-clear after the procedure - but new reports suggest the disease spread to his liver last December (08).

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Kelly Battling Cancer Again


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Father Ted actor Frank Kelly is battling cancer again - just a year after receiving the all-clear from doctors.

The 70 year old, who played Father Jack Hackett in the hit Irish TV series, underwent an operation to remove a giant tumour from his bowel in 2007.

He appeared to have beat the cancer last spring (08), but medics discovered that the disease had spread to his liver in December (08).

Kelly underwent another operation and has since been receiving chemotherapy treatment in a Dublin, Ireland hospital every two weeks for two hours.

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Father Ted Star Given All Clear


Father Ted Frank Kelly

Father Ted actor Frank Kelly has been given the all-clear from cancer.


The 69-year-old star, who played Father Jack Hackett in the hit Irish TV series, underwent an operation to remove a giant tumour from his bowel last September (07).


Kelly admits he pushed himself too hard shortly after the operation - but refused to tell his colleagues he was feeling poorly.


He says, "Early on I did a voiceover in a recording studio with a bright demeanour and dressed up to the nines. I excused myself to go to the loo and passed out there. But nobody knew because I came round again, got myself together and went back and finished the recording."

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