Tuesday 26 September 2017

'As hard as we tried Hughie had a solid grasp on his bronzer and there was no releasing it' - Hughie's tan takes over Dancing with the Stars

Hughie's tan was trending on Twitter during the show
Hughie's tan was trending on Twitter during the show
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It was all about glamour, elegance and poise as the six women took to the stage on RTÉ's Dancing with the Stars.

For the second week in a row all eleven stars were safe from elimination, however in the third show next week, the first star and their dancing partner will leave the show.

Hughie Maughan and Emily Barker performing during the Live performance of RTE’s Dancing with the Stars. Photo: Kyran O'Brien
Hughie Maughan and Emily Barker performing during the Live performance of RTE’s Dancing with the Stars. Photo: Kyran O'Brien
Judges Brian Redmond Lorraine Barry and Julian Benson during the Second live show of RTE’s Dancing with the Stars. Photo: Kyran O'Brien
Aoibhin Garrihy dancing with partner Vitali Kozmin during the Second live show of RTE’s Dancing with the Stars.Photo: Kyran O'Brien
Katherine Lynch dancing with Kai Widdrington during the Second live show of RTE’s Dancing with the Stars. Photo: Kyran O'Brien
Thalia Heffernan dancing with partner Curtis Pritchard, amid rumours she's dating dancer Ryan McShane, during the Second live show of RTE’s Dancing with the Stars. Photo: Kyran O'Brien
Teresa Mannion dancing with John Edward Nolan during the Second live show of RTE’s Dancing with the Stars. Photo: Kyran O'Brien
Amanda Byram and Nicky Byrne during the Second live show of RTE’s Dancing with the Stars.Photo: Kyran O'Brien
Des Cahill performing during the Live performance of RTE’s Dancing with the Stars. Photo: Kyran O'Brien
Denise Mc Cormack dancing with Ryan Mc Shane during the Second live show of RTE’s Dancing with the Stars. Photo: Kyran O'Brien
Dr.Eva Orsmond dancing with Sean Smullen during the Second live show of RTE’s Dancing with the Stars. Photo: Kyran O'Brien

But it wasn't the dancers that stole the viewer's attention, It was Hughie's OTT tan.

Despite protestations from the production team there was no stopping Hughie lathering on the false tan. An insider revealed: "As hard as we tried Hughie had a solid grasp on his bronzer and there was no releasing it". Hughie has told colleagues "you can’t have enough tan".

Fair City’s Aoibhin Garrihy was first up with her dance partner Vitali Kozmin as they Cha Cha-ed to Jason Delruo – Want to Want Me.

"A fabulous start for ladies night," said judge Brian Redmond, as the couple scored 21 points.

Teresa Mannion dancing with John Edward Nolan during the Second live show of RTE’s Dancing with the Stars. Photo: Kyran O'Brien
Teresa Mannion dancing with John Edward Nolan during the Second live show of RTE’s Dancing with the Stars. Photo: Kyran O'Brien

Slowing things down to the Dusty Springfield’s – If you go Away, comedian Katherine Lynch and her partner Kai Widdrington danced a classic Waltz.

"Such a transformation, you were Cinderella going to the ball, you should be proud of yourself. That was a brave piece…. Technically you did better than ok," said judge Brian. Katherine scored 18.

International model Thalia Heffernan alongside her partner Curtis Prichard, took on the Quick Step to Country Stars - One Republic.

"Tonight you are box off, a pin-up for the show," said judge Julian, as they received a score of 16.

Next up was straight –talking Doctor Eva Orsmond with the Salsa. Partner Sean Smullen joined Eva for a rendition of Doctor Beat – Miami Sound Machine. It was revealed tonight that eager Eva has really been putting Sean through his paces and even weighed and measured him when they first met.

"You changed to become the dancer with a fun dance, you need to get the feet and leg going to stay in the event,"said Lorraine. Dr Ava scored 13.

Catapulted to fame from being caught in a gale, news reporter Teresa Mannion went down a storm with her dance partner John Nolan, with a tango to Here Comes the Rain Again – Eurythmics.

Great praise from Julian as he commented with "Storm Teresa is on its way, you were gale force, great use of floor, touch of dominatrix in you, you came out and gave it everything.” Teresa scored 16.

IFTA Irish Actor and star of Red Rock, brought a bit of rock n roll to the ballroom. Denise McCormack and her partner jived to a high energy version Taylor’s Swift – Shake it Off.

"I thought you danced really really well, kicks were good, don’t forget to retract them, that was a rock solid start," said Brian as they scored 22.

The evening would not have been complete without a dance from the male celebrity dancers.  But it wasn’t their performance to Daft Punk’s- Get Lucky that set tongues wagging.

Dayl and Ksenia remain top of the leaderboard.

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