Friel visits Cape Town housing scheme

The Pushing Daisies star took her young daughter Gracie, five, with her as she headed to Wallacedene, Cape Town to see residents move into new homes as part of a housing initiative by the Niall Mellon Township Trust.

Many locals have been able to leave behind run-down sheds to live in two-bedroomed properties – and Friel admits the experience inspired her to do more to help the community.

She tells Britain’s Hello! magazine, “It really makes me want to volunteer.”