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Tuesday 23 January 2018

Little Katie bears strong resemblance to model mum Vivienne

Ken Sweeney

Ken Sweeney

ACTRESS Vivienne Connolly has said she may not have any choice about putting her daughter on the stage.

Because six-year-old Katie – whose grandfather is businessman Ben Dunne –is determined to take after her mum and become an actress – and is already an accomplished Irish dancer.

The mother-and-daughter team made their first public appearance yesterday getting into the Christmas spirit with Babog Baby, the bilingual teddy bear.

Both mother and daughter donated their fee from the launch of Babog Baby – soon to speak French and German – to raise funds for Lily-Mae Morrison, a four year old from Claregalway, Co Galway, who is recovering following a life-saving operation on a large tumour on her kidney.

Mum-of-two Vivienne, who split from husband Mark Dunne in 2010, and is now dating TV executive Johnny Norton, said her "heart went out to the little girl".

Meanwhile, Vivienne will appear on 'The Late Late Show' tonight talking about her controversial role as Ingrid Gleeson in 'Fair City'.

Irish Independent

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