Daniel O'Donnell to light up the TV screen as he makes acting debut in Ros na Rún 1 year ago

Daniel O'Donnell to light up the TV screen as he makes acting debut in Ros na Rún

Soap and Praise...

As his recent record-breaking turn on Room to Improve underlined, Daniel O'Donnell is box office.

Perhaps unsurprisingly, the Donegal sensation has a taste for television, and now appears to have caught the acting bug.

As such, you can look forward to DOD gracing your TV screens once again when he makes his acting debut on long-running TG4 soap Ros na Rún next month.

Admittedly, the role isn't too much of a stretch given that O'Donnell is playing himself - wielding his celebrity status to open up a brand new Siopa XL, no less - but he certainly looks the part...

Daniel O'Donnell Ros na Rún

There's the man, getting his very best 'shrug emoji' on.

Daniel O'Donnell Ros na Rún 2

And again, this time nailing the 'thoughtful stare' as a tense scene unfolds.

Naturally enough, O'Donnell's appearance sets the titular village into something of a frenzy, raising all sorts of tantalising questions.

Can Daniel handle the pressure?

Will he keep it strictly business or break out into song?

Might there be a full-time acting gig in the future?

O'Donnell follows in the footsteps of such celebrity cameos as Stephen Fry and Nathan Carter, and found the experience quite rewarding.

"I’m a big fan of Ros na Rún and to see it in reality, it’s an impressive production," he said.

"Growing up in Kincasslagh in Donegal, Irish language was always an integral part of the fabric of the community, so it personally gives me a great sense of pride to work in our native language. We had great fun filming these scenes, so I’m looking forward to tuning in.”

It all goes down on Thursday 3 May at 8:30pm on TG4.