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My Fair City gangster act scares people, admits star

HE may play Carrigstown's gang lord wannabe but Fair City's Decco Bishop insists he's "totally different" from his on-screen character.

Ballymun native David O'Sullivan told the Herald that people he knows and parents of old girlfriends have been sceptical about him in the past -- due to his sinister role in the RTE soap.

The 27-year-old, who lives in Santry, says what audiences see on the show is the "polar opposite" of himself.

"I love playing Decco, he's just so different from myself and it's nice to step into that for a few hours every day.

"I think sometimes for people ... watching me on telly, they get a bit antsy about me, or a bit wary because of my character. But that's only when the camera is rolling, I'm totally different in reality. Decco would definitely be the kind of character who could slot into Love/Hate," he added.

The latest gripping plot centres on underworld boss Decco fearing for his life after being transferred to a new prison and in need of protection from thuggish cellmates.

Last night's show sees love interest Caoimhe Dillon (Aoibheann McCaul) visit Zumo's brother and declare her love for him -- without knowing Decco could be murdered.

"Myself and Conor Dan Ryan, who plays Eddie, found the prison cell very confining, we had to step out of it every now and then for space. I've never experienced that before, it was totally new."