He's the squeaky-clean star of the Irish country music scene, but Nathan Carter has landed himself in hot water in recent days.

Yesterday, news broke that the Liverpudlian singer had breached Covid regulations by hosting a party at his home just outside of Enniskillen, Co. Fermanagh last Friday night.

PSNI attended the house at around 10.30pm after receiving reports of a gathering, and found at least 50 people in attendance.

Fourteen Cov7 penalty notices (£200) and one Cov9 penalty (£1000) were issued, and according to reports, up to 60 further fines could be issued to those in attendance.

The current Covid restrictions in Northern Ireland allow for six people from no more than two households to meet indoors in a private home. If a household has six or more members, they can visit another household - providing no more than 10 people are indoors, not including children under 12. Up to 15 people from three households are allowed to meet in gardens.

Carter has since issued a statement 'fully apologising' for the breach, and saying that his family threw him a barbeque for his 31st birthday.

"I wish to confirm the attendance of the PSNI at my residence on Friday 28th May 2021," it read. “My family visiting from Liverpool had organised a Barbecue for my birthday.

“They believed that this gathering was within the current Covid 19 restrictions in the North, however it transpires that it was not. The organiser has already paid the fine that was issued. Given the restrictions, I realise how irresponsible these actions were and I fully apologise."