KIERAN HAYLER is used to being in the limelight – first as a stripper then as the third husband of celebrity omnishambles Katie Price.

Now he’s back again in a far more civilised manner — as an actor in a highbrow drama for Sky.

Katie Price's ex Kieran Hayler has landed a role in The Death Of Bunny Munro, alongside Matt Smith
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Katie Price’s ex Kieran Hayler has landed a role in The Death Of Bunny Munro, alongside Matt SmithCredit: Getty


He will star opposite former Doctor Who star Matt Smith, who plays the lead.

I can reveal that Kieran — who was married to Katie for eight years — has got a role in upcoming show, The Death Of Bunny Munro.

The six-parter is based on the book of the same name by singer Nick Cave and has been filming around Brighton throughout the summer.

A TV insider said: “It’s not clear just what part Kieran has in the show, as the project has been kept under wraps for months.

“Though bystanders were amazed to see him as part of the production during filming last week, with many still recognising him as being Katie’s former husband.

Sex addiction

“It’s a particular surprise given that it’s a rather high-quality drama — though perhaps less surprising is that it centres around a character with a sex addiction.”

Former stripper Kieran married Katie in 2013 and the same year the pair had a son called Jett. The following year they welcomed daughter Bunny.

Within months their marriage faltered when she accused him of having an affair and she said they could only try again if he had therapy for sex addiction.

But she accused him of another affair and they divorced in 2021.

Matt’s character in the The Death Of Bunny Munro is similarly afflicted with a weakness for the opposite sex and cannot stop seducing women.

Katie Price’s ex Kieran Hayler reveals he previously appeared in a huge soap as he shares throwback
But he also has a young son who he has to take sole care of after his wife commits suicide.

This means he suddenly has to try and change his ways.

I wonder if Matt’s given Kieran any acting tips, or life tips, during breaks in filming . . .


A DOCUMENTARY will lift the lid on what went on during the four-weeks leading up to polling day.

Election: Behind The Scenes At Sky News follows Kay Burley and other presenters as they cover the key electoral moments.

It airs next Thursday at 9pm on Sky Documentaries.


GROWING CONCERN FOR ALAN

PUTTING the trials of his childhood on display in Changing Ends has not been the hardest part of the show for Alan Carr.

Alan Carr with young actor Oliver Savell in Changing Ends
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Alan Carr with young actor Oliver Savell in Changing EndsCredit: ITV
Instead, it is making sure that young actor Oliver Savell, who depicts the comedian’s early life in the 1980s-set story, does not grow too much before they can get another series out.

Ahead of series two starting this weekend, Alan said: “The elephant in the room was we were wondering how tall he would have got and how much his voice would have dropped.

“You have to be able to hit high notes when you play Alan Carr – I’m like Mariah Carey.

“If we get recommissioned, I might have to do a time jump for series three.”

Luckily for fans, Alan is already thinking further ahead. He added: “I’ve enough stories to take us to series nine, if we get that far.”

Alan claims he has enough material for nine series.

Changing Ends airs at 9pm on ITV1 and ITVX on Saturday.


THE OceanGate submersible tragedy that took five lives in the North Atlantic last year will be the focus of a new BBC documentary.

And the victims of Britain’s nuclear testing in the ’50s and ’60s will be the subject of a second show, titled Britain’s Nuclear Test Veterans. Both are in the works.


HUGHES DRAMA’S NEW DOC?

ITV drama Malpractice is coming back with a new case and a new face on the team.

Niamh Algar as Dr Lucinda Edwards in the first series of ITV drama Malpractice
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Niamh Algar as Dr Lucinda Edwards in the first series of ITV drama MalpracticeCredit: ITV STUDIOS
Fans were shocked when it was revealed that leading lady Niamh Algar would not be returning for another series.

Showrunners keen to move on to someone new with the second series focusing on an entirely new storyline away from Niamh’s.

But it’s now been confirmed that in her place in the leading role is Victoria actor Tom Hughes, who plays Dr James Ford, a psychiatric registrar at a North Yorkshire hospital who is at the centre of a new probe.

Helen Behan and Jordan Kouame will reprise their roles as the Medical Investigation Unit’s Dr Norma Callahan and Dr George Adjei, who will be looking into the new case.

Filming of series two commenced in Northern Ireland this week.