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Fame-ily Xposé star Lorraine Keane thought 'all dads' were famous growing up

The IFTA-nominated broadcaster is the daughter of musician Eamonn Keane, a member of the legendary 1970s showband The Indians.

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Broadcaster and businesswoman Lorraine Keane. Photo: Marc O'Sullivan

Broadcaster and businesswoman Lorraine Keane. Photo: Marc O'Sullivan

Broadcaster and businesswoman Lorraine Keane. Photo: Marc O'Sullivan

Lorraine Keane has said that she “thought all dads” were famous when she was growing up.

The IFTA-nominated broadcaster is the daughter of musician Eamonn Keane, a member of the legendary 1970s showband The Indians.

Speaking to Dr Mary Ryan on RSVP’s Empowering Women podcast, said that she felt like she was “really lucky” to have a famous dad as a child.

“My dad changed the name of his band, which was The Casino to The Indians, just before I was born,” she said.

“He said that when I was born, things changed for them and that’s when they became really successful.

“So, he calls me his lucky charm which is really nice. I grew up feeling like I was really lucky and I think that’s part of the power of positive thinking.

“When you’re told you’re lucky and you’ve made a difference from a very young age, you carry that. It’s a lovely sense of security and confidence that it gives you.”

Lorraine told Mary that she assumed all dads were famous until she attended a The Indians gig as a teenager and her friends made a big deal out of Eamonn having fans.

“We thought all dads were like that,” she explained.

“We didn’t know any different... That was normal for us and we were always so proud of him. You would see the joy that they would give to others from entertaining them.”

She reassured listeners that her upbringing was “very normal” despite growing up with a performer parent.

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“I grew up in a very normal household. People always say that I’m very normal and down to earth, which is a huge compliment to me. That’s because of my family.

“I never ever think of myself as a celebrity. I just know that I’m very lucky and privileged to be doing a job that I love,” she added.

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