Ronan Keating credits his strict Irish family with preserving his wholesome image, because they never let him put a foot wrong.

The 28-year-old singer was propelled to fame with boyband Boyzone's 1994 Christmas single LOVE ME FOR A REASON, and has a been teenage role model ever since.

But while other pop stars are regularly embarrassed by leaked details of their private life, Keating remains unscathed.

He says, "I think my family have always kept my feet on the ground.

"The Irish will never let you get away with anything. And six days out of every week I'll be with my family I'd like to think."