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Family business Irish model Nadia Forde making new chip shop comedy for RTE

The show will be inspired by her family’s own background in the fish ’n’ chip business.

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Actress and model Nadia Forde. Photo Sarah Blake

Actress and model Nadia Forde. Photo Sarah Blake

Actress and model Nadia Forde. Photo Sarah Blake

Actress and model Nadia Forde is developing a new comedy for RTE, it has been revealed.

The show will be inspired by her family’s own background in the fish ’n’ chip business.

The Lido will centre around a family-run chipper in Dublin. In another nod to her family heritage, it will be set in the 1980s.

The production will be made for RTE in collaboration with Northern Ireland Screen. The screenplay will be developed by Irish screenwriter Rioghnach Ní Ghrioghair in collaboration with Eamann Westland.

The show will be set in the titled 1980s chip shop and revolve around the family who live and work there. Nadia was born and raised in Dublin but is originally of Italian descent.

After starring in I’m a Celebrity in 2014, Nadia enjoyed a high profile in the UK and worked as a model. However she has also worked as a singer and actress.

In recent years she has been developing an acting career with appearances in the thriller Once Upon a Time in London and short film The Courier.

Her theatre credits include starring in a high-profile stage production of The Wedding Singer.

Following I’m a Celebrity, she also featured in two further series in the UK - ITV’s Keep It In the Family and Celebrity Masterchef.

In recent years she has spent much of her time in London with husband Dominic Day, a professional rugby player-turned businessman, and their young daughter.

The couple tied the knot in 2019.

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