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Yvonne and Ronan will step out to host his charity lunch

ALL eyes will be on Boyzone's Ronan Keating later this month when the pop star steps out to host his annual Marie Keating Foundation lunch at the Leopardstown BHP Insurance Brokers Irish Champion Hurdle.

He is expected to attend the event alongside his former model wife, Yvonne Keating, on Sunday January 23, marking their first public appearance in Dublin as a couple since their marriage hit the rocks last year.

The showbiz couple announced details of a split last May amid claims that Ronan had a seven-month affair with backing dancer Francine Cornell.

However, their relationship appeared to be stronger than ever last month when they attended the glittering Emeralds And Ivy Ball in London, in aid of the Marie Keating Foundation, with Ronan publicly thanking his wife for being there on the night.

And according to racing insiders, Ronan and Yvonne have already signalled that they will attend the forthcoming charity function together. Anticipated guests at the exclusive event include Ronan's Boyzone bandmates, Keith Duffy, Mikey Graham and Shane Lynch, as well as their partners.

Sunderland boss Niall Quinn has also RSVP'd his attendance, while other big names including Cecelia Ahern and her hubby David Keoghan are also expected to snap up €1,000 tables and don their finery for a flutter at the south Dublin track.

It remains to be seen whether glamorous Kildare native Tamso Doyle will make it to the event or not.

The Horse Racing Ireland PR guru gave birth to a bouncing 10lb baby girl on Tuesday evening.

She and her trainer hubby David Cox are looking forward to bringing their new bundle of joy, who they have named India January Cox.