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Ah go on, give Father Ted the final boot...

HOW refreshing it was to read that Pauline McLynn didn't want to take part in the Father Ted Night on Channel 4 because she wants to shake off the eternal association of herself with Mrs Doyle.

Joining her in this refusal to indulge in nostalgia is another woman, Maria Doyle Kennedy, who has turned down the chance to take part in The Commitments reunion early next year, for much the same reasons.

These two women should be applauded for their integrity in not giving into commercial temptation, and reminding everyone of the wisdom that you should "never go back". Is it too late for them to have a quiet word with Yvonne Keating?