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Dancing Daniel's secret is out... he doesn't drink tea

By Cate McCurry

Published 22/10/2015

Tea break: Daniel and Majella
Tea break: Daniel and Majella

The secret is out - despite years of inviting fans around for a cuppa, Daniel O'Donnell doesn't actually drink tea.

Although tea and biscuits have played a big part in his persona, the Donegal man has admitted that he's not too fond of a brew.

Famously, Daniel hosted tea parties in which he would invite thousands of fans to his home in Kincasslagh, Co Donegal. But the singer would rarely be found drinking the popular beverage.

A clip from his upcoming B&B show with his wife Majella follows the pair travelling across the country from one bed and breakfast to another.

One B&B owner, Anne Sheerin, said she was left overwhelmed after the crooner and Majella came to stay with her and her husband.

While staying at her Roscommon B&B, the former Strictly Come Dancing contestant had one unexpected request - he wanted a few fresh kippers. "So, fresh kippers in Tulsk on a Monday morning was not an option. He had to make do with scrambled eggs, beans and no tea," Anne revealed.

She added that she is a huge fan and has every album he ever released. She described his stay as "absolutely wonderful" and added that he was an "extremely kind man".

Daniel and Majella's B&B Road Trip will see the affable couple take part in a range of unexpected activities, from competitive tractor racing in Enniskerry to rocking out at a house party in Newtownabbey.

The first episode of the series will air on UTV Ireland next Monday at 8pm.

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