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Ronan Keating gears up for TV show

entertainment Updated: May 17, 2010 19:38 IST

Ronan KeatingBoyzone star Ronan Keating is remodelling himself as a reality TV show judge, as the Irish singer has landed a role on an Australian version of The X Factor.

Music mogul and show founder Simon Cowell is planning to take his highly-successful British talent show to America next year and is rolling out the format across the world, reports

Cowell has already taken the show "Down Under", hiring the boyband star as one of his judges and Keating is delighted to have been given the chance to join the series, especially as Boyzone's manager Louis Walsh is on the panel of the original show.

"I can't wait. It's an exciting new role for me. Louis Walsh has offered to give me tips. I'll be firm, but fair maybe not as nasty as Simon Cowell," said Keating.

The job means Keating will now be based in Australia from June until November.