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Ronan and Storm walk hand-in-hand at London 'Postman Pat' premiere

Ronan Keating, who is Postman Pat's singing voice, with girlfriend Storm Uechtritz arrives for the premiere of Postman Pat: The Movie at the Odeon, West End, London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday May 11, 2014. See PA story SHOWBIZ Pat. Photo credit should read: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire
Ronan Keating, who is Postman Pat's singing voice, with girlfriend Storm Uechtritz arrives for the premiere of Postman Pat: The Movie at the Odeon, West End, London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday May 11, 2014. See PA story SHOWBIZ Pat. Photo credit should read: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire
Ronan Keating, who is Postman Pat's singing voice, with girlfriend Storm Uechtritz arrives for the premiere of Postman Pat: The Movie at the Odeon, West End, London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday May 11, 2014. See PA story SHOWBIZ Pat. Photo credit should read: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire
Ronan Keating who is Postman Pat's singing voice in the new Postman Pat arrives at the premier with his girlfriend Storm Uechtritz in London today. Sunday May 11 2014. Photo credit should read: Stefan Rousseau/PA
Ronan Keating, who is Postman Pat's singing voice, arrives for the premiere of Postman Pat: The Movie at the Odeon, West End, London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday May 11, 2014. See PA story SHOWBIZ Pat. Photo credit should read: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire
Ronan Keating and Rupert Grint arrive for the premiere of Postman Pat: The Movie at the Odeon, West End, London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday May 11, 2014. See PA story SHOWBIZ Pat. Photo credit should read: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

Singer Ronan Keating and his girlfriend Storm Uechtritz took London by "storm" today as they walked the red carpet for the Postman Pat premiere.

The 38-year-old singer was supported by his 32-year-old girlfriend during his appearance at the new Postman Pat premiere at the Odeon in London's West End.

Ronan, who is Postman Pat's singing voice, recently returned to London with Storm to focus on his acting career.

The Boyzone singer finished shooting the audition round of X Factor Australia's fourth season a few weeks ago.

Comedian Stephen Mangan play's the character's speaking voice.

Mangan said he was "delighted" to be playing Pat and had no problem handing over vocal duties to Keating.

He said: "Pat is supposed to have a jaw-droppingly amazing voice and I can sing but I'm not sure I've got a jaw-droppingly amazing voice, so I'm very happy Ronan Keating is doing it.

"If we do a sequel maybe he can do the words and I can do the singing, swap it around."

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Ronan Keating, who is Postman Pat's singing voice, with girlfriend Storm Uechtritz arrives for the premiere of Postman Pat: The Movie at the Odeon, West End, London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday May 11, 2014. See PA story SHOWBIZ Pat. Photo credit should read: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

Ronan and Storm in London

Meanwhile, Harry Potter star Rupert Grint said appearing in the new Postman Pat film took him a step closer to his childhood dream of being a postie.

The actor joined Ronan and other stars of the animation in Leicester Square.

The film, based on the hit children's stories, sees Pat find fame after entering an X-Factor-style talent show.

Grint, who plays one of Pat's singing rivals, said it was "an honour" to be part of the film.

He said: "Postman Pat was such a big part of my childhood and I'm so proud to be a part of it and it's good fun.

"It's a lot quicker and kind of painless to film, there's no hair and make-up or anything like that. You just turn up and say your lines."

Grint, a childhood fan of the show, added: "The five-year-old inside me is very excited. He was probably the first TV character that I loved. He was just a normal postman, and I wanted to be a postman when I was a kid."

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