Actor and comedian Eilish O’Carroll and style entrepreneur Darren Kennedy were confirmed this morning as as the next two celebrities to compete on Dancing with the Stars on RTÉ One in the New Year. They join Mareid Ronan who was the first celebrity unveiled over the weekend.

“I’m so excited to be doing Dancing with the Stars,” said O’Carroll speaking on the Ryan Tubridy Show.

“It’s like a dream come true. I feel like a kid and all my Christmas’s have come at once. I can’t wait to get started.”

“I’m excited, petrified, terrified– I don’t know what I’ve got myself in for,” added Kennedy.

“It’s completely out of my comfort zone but ultimately I’m looking forward to it. I’ve zero dance experience. If I could write a letter to my younger self I would say ‘Stick with Billie Barry someday you’re going to be thankful’

Jennifer Zamparelli and Nicky Byrne will join forces this year to present the new series of Dancing with the Stars.

Airing on RTÉ One for 12 weeks from Sunday 6th January, a total of 11 celebrities will pair up with their professional dancing partners as they step out of their comfort zones and onto the dancefloor, each hoping to claim the much-coveted glitterball trophy at the end of the series.

The series will kick off with Can’t Stop Dancing, the preview show for Dancing with the Stars hosted by Bláthnaid Treacy which will return on Friday, 4th January on RTÉ One.

Dancing with the Stars is produced by ShinAwiL for RTÉ.

We will have details on sponsorship for the show and its importance to RTÉ in the post Christmas period over the coming weeks.


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