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Conrad to star in fly-on-wall TV documentary

Published 21/01/2010 | 05:00

HE has been arrested, extradited and publicly humiliated by a spate of high-profile business failures, but it appears prodigal celebrity chef Conrad Gallagher has no intention of keeping out of the limelight.

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The chef's return to the Irish culinary scene is being filmed for a fly-on-the-wall documentary. Cameras were rolling when he opened the doors of his new Salon des Saveurs restaurant on Dublin's Aungier Street last week.

Dalkey-based film director Steve O'Reilly (38) is the man behind the camera for the reality series, expected to be shown in Ireland, Britain and South Africa -- where Gallagher lived until last year.

"Whatever Conrad Gallagher does, wherever Conrad Gallagher goes -- there's always drama. I don't think anyone would turn off a programme about Conrad Gallagher," a source close to the chef said.

Last summer, the Donegal chef moved back to Ireland with his wife Candice Coetzee and their two young sons -- four-year-old Chandler and two-year-old Con -- after the collapse of his restaurant in Cape Town.

Declared bankrupt his assets in South Africa, including cars and properties, were auctioned to pay off debts of €187,000.

Irish Independent

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