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pupil troubles Fair City's new teacher reveals details of character's shocking past


Fair City, Dearbhla (Maria Oaxley Boardman) and teacher Cian (Adam Weafer)

Fair City, Dearbhla (Maria Oaxley Boardman) and teacher Cian (Adam Weafer)

Fair City, Dearbhla (Maria Oaxley Boardman) and teacher Cian (Adam Weafer)

ACTOR Adam Weafer has laughed off suggestions he may become Fair City’s new hearththrob when he’s introduced to fans on the hit show tonight.

Eagle eyed viewers may remember Adam as playing David Hennessy in TV3’s Red Rock, and he also starred afterwards in a couple of episodes of Coronation Street as Irish teacher Mr Fitzgerald.

Tonight, he will be introduced as returning teacher Cian Howley, who left under a cloud after his character fell for teenage pupil Juliet O’Connell and ended up kissing her.

“He was teaching Juliet and they shared a kiss,” Adam tells Sundayworld.com.

“It was an awkward subject to cover. It’s a big no no. He comes in and tires to apologise and move on.”

The good looking Dubliner laughs off suggestions he may become the soap’s’ new heartthrob.

“You’d have to ask my granny,” laughs Adam (30) when asked if he may be getting lots of fan mail soon from admirers.

“I don’t know about that as If you start thinking that you start to go south fairly quickly. I just focus on my work ahead of me.”

Adam, who is from Cabinteely, south county Dublin, discloses he is single in real life.

“I just have my mam and my dog, that’s enough for me at the moment,” he smiles.

Cian returns to Carrigstown after spending two years traveling abroad. He tries to rekindle his romance with Dearbhla Dillon..

“He comes back into it by trying to patch things up with his girlfriend Dearblha and then he bumps into your one Juliet and bumps into Dearbhla’s dad Tommy and he’s trying to move on from the mistake he made in the past,” he explains.

Teaching seems to follow Adam around.

“I played a teacher Coronation street, I’ve been a teacher outside of acting, teaching drama in college and now Cian is also a teacher in Fair City,” he notes.

He is relishing his new role.

“Fair City has always been on in my house since I was born. My mam and granny watch it,” he points out.

“A year or two ago I had this weird through ‘Id love to be in Fair City’ and it’s mad its happening, to be involved in such a long running show and to get a chance to play a cool character. I’ve a feeling has going to be a dark character as well

“It couldn’t be better working on Fair City. I live down the road from it, my cousin works there. The cast and crew are so sound and everyone gets along.”

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