Tuesday 6 December 2016

No fry zone! Daniel O'Donnell reveals why he's turning his back on the full Irish

Sasha Brady

Published 03/09/2016 | 15:42

'Daniel and Majella's B&B Road Trip'. Photo: Maxwells
'Daniel and Majella's B&B Road Trip'. Photo: Maxwells
The fry-up. Stock photo: Joerg Beuge

Daniel O'Donnell has revealed why he's introduced a 'no fry' zone into his diet.

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A second series of Daniel and Majella's B&B Road Trip has just finished filming, as the couple checked-in to another 12 locations across Ireland.

However, the Donegal singer has revealed he steered well clear of the tempting fry-ups that were laid out on the tables each morning.

"I didn't have the full Irish time time," he told the Irish Daily Mail.

The fry-up. Stock photo: Joerg Beuge
The fry-up. Stock photo: Joerg Beuge

"Last year I had plenty of them and I was like a roly poly at the end of them."

The calorific Irish breakfast staple can range from around 1,000 to 1,400 calories depending on the method of cooking.

It's recommended to reserve the fry as a weekly treat, rather than a daily breakfast norm.

Dr Cliodhna Foley-Nolan, Director of Human Health and Nutrition in Safefood, told the Irish Independent: "Two sausages and two rashers would provide 110 grams of processed meat so once a week is certainly enough.

Daniel and Majella O’Donnell. Photo: Maxwells
Daniel and Majella O’Donnell. Photo: Maxwells

"And I would suggest maybe one piece of each processed meat plus a grilled tomato or an egg or mushrooms with a slice of brown toast for a hearty once-a-week brunch," she said.

But it appears Daniel prefers to stay well away. Maybe because he was reserving his calorie intake for some sweet treats instead?

"I have to say the cooking and baking was second to none," he said.

"The apple tarts and everything were simply delicious."

The entertainer said he was really impressed with the level of service in Ireland's bed and breakfast and the pride the owners place in their businesses.

Daniel and Majella's B&B Road Trip will be aired on RTE this autumn.

Daniel and Majella's hit show, which saw the singer and his wife traverse the country to stay at the B&Bs of fans, drew an average 270,000 viewers across six episodes.

It also generated 2.7 million Facebook posts and over one million tweets.

Drogheda Independent

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