Wednesday 26 April 2017

'Former teammates have given me stick for my DWTS costumes', says GAA star Aidan O'Mahony

DWTS Aidan O'Mahony
DWTS Aidan O'Mahony
DWTS Aidan O'Mahony and Valeria Milova
Aidan O’Mahony and Valeria Milova dance the tango. Photo: Kyran O'Brien

Sean O'Grady

Aidan O'Mahony admits his appearance on Dancing With The Stars has caused plenty of amusement among his former football teammates.

The Kerry man (top right) has proven popular with viewers during his stint on the show but his GAA friends are not too impressed with his outfits.

"They have given me plenty of stick, all right," he told the Herald. "In fact, they've given me more stick for the costumes than anything else. The dancing is kind of a side show."

Although the sports star would like to make it to the finals, he will not be too upset if he is given the boot because it will allow him to spend more time with his wife Denise, who is expecting their first child.

DWTS Aidan O'Mahony and Valeria Milova
DWTS Aidan O'Mahony and Valeria Milova

"I wouldn't be devastated. You have to be realistic as well. I'm not the best dancer and I'm not claiming to be the best dancer.

"You'd hate to go home yourself but someone has to and I have no doubt I'll be going home at some stage.

Aidan O’Mahony and Valeria Milova dance the tango. Photo: Kyran O'Brien
Aidan O’Mahony and Valeria Milova dance the tango. Photo: Kyran O'Brien

"It's a challenge but I'm enjoying it. It's so professional. The production and everything that goes into it is massive.

"My wife is due at the start of month, so that might not be a bad thing either."

This week, the seven remaining celebs perform with a different partner.

Aidan will say goodbye to Valeria Milova as he teams up with Des Cahill's partner Karen Byrne (left). Meanwhile, Valeria will be paired with Hometown singer Dayl Cronin.

Judges favourite Aoibhin Garrihy will strut her stuff with Kai Widdrington while his usual partner Katherine Lynch will dance with Vitali Kozmin.

Red Rock actress Denise McCormack and RTE News reporter Teresa Mannion will swap partners with Denise paired with John Nolan and Teresa with Ryan McShane.

Sports broadcaster Des Cahill has frequently praised partner Karen but he will have to get used to a different teaching style this week as he is paired with Ksenia Zsikhotska.

No one will be eliminated this Sunday and the judges' scores will be carried forward to next week.

Herald

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