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Fauve and Conor Kenny

Fauve and Conor Kenny

A joke about Jason Orange quitting Take That has been named the best Christmas cracker  gag of 2014

A joke about Jason Orange quitting Take That has been named the best Christmas cracker gag of 2014

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Fauve and Conor Kenny

A Dublin teenager's dream to see his favourite band up close and in person has become reality after his family secured tickets to tomorrow's Late Late Show.

A campaign has been underway since the weekend to get Conor Kenny (18) onto this week's programme, where his idols Take That will be performing.

Conor's sister Fauve started the campaign with a Facebook post expecting to get a response from friends, but instead the message went viral over night.

She is "absolutely thrilled" with getting the tickets, which were offered to her by Ryan Tubridy on his 2fm show yesterday.

"We're absolutely delighted with the tickets as it didn't look like happening for a while but thank God it did, and we're in the front row as well," Fauve told the Herald.

She also revealed how the family are not telling Conor that the band are performing on the Late Late, and are keeping him in the dark and making it a surprise on the night.

"We're not going to tell him they're performing. I'm just going to bring him to the show and make it a surprise for him. I can't wait to see the look on his face," she said.

The siblings' mother, Angie, also expressed her delight at the news and said she was "proud as punch" of her daughter for the determination she showed in making her brother's dream come true.

"I'm so proud of her, she kept writing to different people and tweeting away, she was very adamant," Angie Kenny said.

"The response we've gotten from everyone, the public and the media, has been fantastic. When you hear of all the terrible things happening at the moment, it really restores your faith in humanity knowing that there's still good people out there," she added.

rschiller@herald.ie


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