Katie Price's ex Kieran Hayler gets role in new sex addict black comedy alongside Doctor Who's Matt Smith

Former stripper and Katie Price’s ex-husband Kieran Hayler, who reportedly has a role in the TV adaptation of Nick Cave’s book ‘The Death Of Bunny Munro’. Photo by Getty Images.Former stripper and Katie Price’s ex-husband Kieran Hayler, who reportedly has a role in the TV adaptation of Nick Cave’s book ‘The Death Of Bunny Munro’. Photo by Getty Images.
Former stripper and Katie Price’s ex-husband Kieran Hayler, who reportedly has a role in the TV adaptation of Nick Cave’s book ‘The Death Of Bunny Munro’. Photo by Getty Images. | Getty Images
Katie Price's ex-husband Kieran Hayler has reportedly got himself a new acting role in an upcoming black comedy about a sex addict - and he’ll star alongside Doctor Who's Matt Smith.

Former stripper Hayler, aged 37, who was married to the 46-year-old glamour model from 2013 to 2018, has been seen filming for the TV show, which will soon be broadcast on Sky.

The Sky drama, called ‘The Death Of Bunny Munro’, is currently being recorded around London and Brighton. 41-year-old Smith, who appeared as the 11th Doctor Who between 2010 and 2013, was seen on set at Brighton’s Saltdean Lido last week.

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The show has been created based on a book of the same name written by musician and actor Nick Cave, and centres around the story of a sex addict - Bunny Munro - who goes on a road trip with his son after the death of his wife. The travel around Brighton at the same time as a serial killer is making his way towards the seaside resort.

It was first announced back in October that BAFTA and Emmy-nominated actor Smith, who viewers will also know from his roles in ‘House of the Dragon’ and ‘The Crown’, will star in the titular role. It is not yet known what role Hayler will be playing.

A source told The Sun: “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. 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.”

Hayler and Price had two children during their five year marriage, Jett, now 10, and Bunny, now nine. The couple split, however, amid reports that Hayler had cheated on Price with three women; two of her friends and also their children’s nanny. It was said that the repeated infidelity happened because Hayler was a sex addict, but he later said that he didn’t have an addiction at all.

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This will not be Hayler’s first time acting. Back in 2012, he first appeared in BBC One soap ‘Eastenders’ to perform as a stripper at Christian Clarke's stag do in the Queen Vic.

Sharing a screenshot of his time in the show on Instagram earlier this year, Hayler wrote: "Being on Eastenders was a blast. 4 times over the years, I guess you could call me the Walford local stripper. This was my debut stripping for Christian @johnnypartridgecooks and probably my favourite."

The Sky Atlantic series will have six episodes, but it’s not yet known when it will air. Cave, who is best known as the lead singer of Nick Cave and the Black Seeds, will be the series' executive producer along with Smith. It is being directed by Pete Jackson and produced by Clerkenwell Films.

Smith previously said about the series: “To work alongside Nick Cave on ‘The Death of Bunny Munro’ feels like a great honour. It's a brilliant exploration of love, grief, and chaos. At its heart a deep, difficult, and tender story about a father and son, coping with loss and change.”

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Cave said: “Finally, someone with the courage to take on this unholy tale. I am thrilled that Sky and Clerkenwell Films are bringing Bunny to life, in all his flawed glory, and I can think of nobody better than Matt Smith to play him.”

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