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Price is wrong 'Frugal' Daniel O’Donnell reveals he refused to pay €80 for pair of shoes

I saw a pair of shoes that cost €80 and I didn’t think they were worth it. I never did buy them. He just would not come down on the price.”

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Singer Daniel O'Donnell and his wife Majella

Singer Daniel O'Donnell and his wife Majella

Singer Daniel O'Donnell and his wife Majella

Daniel O’Donnell may be a multi-millionaire but the singer admits he’s so frugal that he confesses he barters over the price of shoes in shops.

I’m not extravagant,” reveals the 59-year-old Donegal crooner. “I saw a pair of shoes that cost €80 and I didn’t think they were worth it. I never did buy them. He just would not come down on the price.”

Daniel is estimated to have a fortune of over €30million and TV fans recently saw him argue with Dermot Bannon over the cost of improvements to his Co Donegal mansion he shares with wife Majella.

The big-hearted singer has been keeping himself busy during lockdown doing private outdoor shows for patients in nursing homes, while he also does performances on Zoom.

“I’ve not been climbing up the walls, I’m content at home and accept every situation that comes,” he tells OK! magazine. “You can fight something – or go with it.”

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Daniel O'Donnell performs at a nursing home during lockdown

Daniel O'Donnell performs at a nursing home during lockdown

Daniel O'Donnell performs at a nursing home during lockdown

Asked how he unwinds, he replies: “I took up bridge five years ago and in the latest lockdown it’s been fantastic as I play three or four nights a week online.

“Before lockdown, I played whist in my local village hall. Two years ago, at Christmas, I won the voucher for the turkey!”

He watches Coronation Street, while Majella is a Eastenders fan. They both enjoyed Nashville and Gold Digger, while they love The Chase.

“A cameo in Coronation Street would be great,” he beams. “I’d be in heaven with that!”

Daniel is due to tour Ireland and the UK in October and the US in November, while his Summer tour dates in Killarney have been postponed until next year. For more info see Danielodonnell.org/tour dates

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