Kian Egan eyeing up Hollywood acting career

Kian Egan eyeing up Hollywood acting career


KING of the jungle Kian Egan is heading to Hollywood this summer to try his hand at acting.

The 33-year-old I’m A Celebrity winner revealed that his agent has lined up some acting auditions for him in LA later this year once this season of The Voice of Ireland is finished.

He said: “My agent wants to send me to LA for acting roles. I’d try it – why not?”

Since leaving Westlife, the former boy band heartthrob has enjoyed considerable success on the celebrity circuit.

In addition to his stint on reality television, Egan released his debut album, Home, shot the video for his first single and lent his experience as a judge on The Voice of Ireland.

The summer is looking equally as busy for the Sligo star, but he is taking some time out to spend with his family.

“I am shooting a video this week for my second single – I have some presenting jobs over the summer and I am in major talks with TV shows.

“Then I have a holiday booked for a few weeks so I am looking forward to spending some quality time with my wife and my little boy.

“I have some big summer shows happening but it’s trickling along.

“The last five months have been such a whirlwind and I have pushed myself in so many different directions I want to sit back for a minute before I go forward again.

“I am very lucky to have a great mix in my life, being a coach on a TV show, making records and TV presenting.”

On Sunday night Egan’s two acts, Jay Boland and Paddy Molloy, were voted off the The Voice of Ireland and he got into a row with fellow coach Bressie over tactical voting.

“For me personally it doesn’t make that much of a difference – it is not about the coaches and we shouldn’t make it about the coaches,” he explained.

“I do believe it is about the acts – they are the ones getting the record deals at the end of the day. I really hope the right person wins - Brendan [McCahey] deserves it.”

Despite having an action-packed schedule for the upcoming months, the star revealed that he would be delighted to fill the vacancy on The Voice UK when mentor Kylie Minogue leaves at the end of the series.

“I wouldn’t be tempted to jump ship from the show here but if I got offered The Voice UK I would try and do both as schedule-wise they don’t really clash and in my brain it would be possible.

“I would love to do both – why not?”