Friday 9 December 2016

Ryan Turbidy 'Puttin on the Ritz' for The Late Late Show finale

Published 29/05/2015 | 22:01

Ryan Tubridy dancing on The Late Late Show charity Dance Off Special. Picture Andres Poveda
Ryan Tubridy dancing on The Late Late Show charity Dance Off Special. Picture Andres Poveda
George Hook does the Charleston for the IRFU Charitable Trust on The Late Late Show charity Dance Off. Picture Andres Poveda
Majella O’Donnell does the jive for Arc Cancer Support Services on the Late Late Show charity Dance Off. Picture Andres Poveda
Dermot Bannon on The Late Late Show charity Dance Off. Picture Andres Poveda

Broadcaster Ryan Turbidy kicked off tonight’s episode of The Late Late Show in style with a show stopping dance routine.

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Dressed in a black hat and tails, Tubs was joined by a troup of dancers for an American Smooth to Puttin On The Ritz for the charity dance off Special.

However his routine didn’t go down too well with judge Louis Walsh, who gave the TV presenter a six out of ten.

“It wasn’t a great start to the show,” said Walsh, who recently left The X Factor after 11 years on the hit show.

“You’re no Fred Astaire... you might look like him.”

Four celebrities performed throughout the show for their chosen charities, with Walsh, Mrs Brown’s Boy star Rory Cowan and ballet dancer Monica Loughman judging each performance.

TV architect Dermot Bannon danced Bollywood style for Barnardo; singer Majella O’Donnell did the jive for Arc Cancer Support Services; Newstalk presenter George Hook danced the Charleston for the IRFU Charitable Trust; while Rose of Tralee Maria Walsh did the salsa for Bumbleance.

Maria Walsh won the contest - and a trophy - on the show, which is the last in the current season.

"I feel delighted, it's a really great charity," she said.

Separately, Louis Walsh admitted on air that he may be “disagreeing” with fellow X-Factor judge Cheryl Fernandez-Versini.

He told the audience he said “a few home truths”, claiming she was last on last year’s X Facto.

“She’s a really good judge,” he said. “I think she could have worked harder.”

However he maintained as he’s now on twitter he doesn’t know what she said in reply.

Walsh said it had been amazing to work on The X Factor for 11 years, adding that Simon Cowell changed the panel as it the show was getting “a bit stale”.

But he’d love to work on an talent show at home.

“If the right show came up in Ireland I’d be there,” he added.

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