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Paul Healy

Daniel Kinahan to be interviewed by Kerry Katona's ex James English in 'world exclusive' chat

Mob boss Daniel Kinahan is set to sit down for an interview for a well-known podcast, it has emerged.

The shocking development emerged on Thursday when James English, who hosts the ‘Anything Goes’ podcast and was previously in a relationship with Kerry Katona, tweeted a picture of himself shaking hands with Kinahan and teasing a “world exclusive interview” with him.

“A world exclusive interview with Ireland’s Daniel Kinahan coming very soon,” he tweeted, following it with a link to his YouTube channel.

English’s podcast, which has featured controversial guests in the past such as conspiracy theorist David Icke, is well known and has over 350,000 subscribers.

The podcast has also hosted a number of gangland figures such as Darren Gee and Martin Herbert.

In a description about his podcast, James English has said: “My anything goes podcast is a place you’ll find me talking to people about their real life stories. On my show I chat with comedians, serious criminals, actors, porn stars, doctors, politicians and much more. Everyone has a story and I let them tell it.”

Kinahan was named by gardai in Dublin’s High court as being in control of an international drugs cartel.

His mob are also said to be responsible for some 16 murders in a bloody gangland feud with the Hutch gang that has seen 18 men killed.

Despite many of his key allies and lieutenants being locked up in recent years, Kinahan continues to try and paint himself as a legitimate businessman and powerhouse in the sport of boxing - all from the safety of his bolthole in Dubai.

He has regularly been photographed with major boxing figures and boxers - most notably two-time heavyweight world champion Tyson Fury.

Fury, who has no involvement in crime, has reportedly been advised by Kinahan.

Despite previously ‘stepping back’ from his role in boxing, Kinahan is continually lauded in public by key boxing figures, in what is suspected to be a major PR campaign to whitewash his image.

Now it is feared that this ‘interview’ could see Kinahan again attempting to cement his image as some sort of normal businessman - and a powerful figure in the world of boxing.

Gardai want to speak to Kinahan in connection with several gangland murders - as well as an attempt to murder Hutch associate James ‘Mago’ Gately in 2017.

They are also understood to be investigating the means in which he is suspected to have laundered his dirty money through the sport of boxing.

Many of Kinahan’s key lieutenants are now locked up, having been caught in the act carrying out murder plots on the orders of his cartel.

They include Kinahan’s close allies and pals ‘Fat’ Freddie Thompson and Liam Brannigan - while his top man in the UK, Thomas ‘Bomber’ Kavanagh faces further jail time for his role in a conspiracy to import millions of euro worth of cocaine and cannabis into the UK.

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