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Dáithí Ó Sé plans to wear thigh high 'Kinky Boots' during Rose of Tralee live televised show

 

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Daithi O'Se onstage in the Festival Dome during TV Rose Selection on Monday night. Photo: Domnick Walsh

Daithi O'Se onstage in the Festival Dome during TV Rose Selection on Monday night. Photo: Domnick Walsh

Presenter Daithi O’Sé arriving on stage at the Rose of Tralee International Festival at The Dome in Kerry

Presenter Daithi O’Sé arriving on stage at the Rose of Tralee International Festival at The Dome in Kerry

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Daithi O'Se onstage in the Festival Dome during TV Rose Selection on Monday night. Photo: Domnick Walsh

There have been many surprises on the Rose of Tralee stage in its 60 year history, but the biggest may come courtesy of the host this year.

Dáithí Ó Sé has revealed he plans to wear high-heel, thigh high boots at some point during the live televised show which will air on RTE across Monday and Tuesday night.

The move comes after 2FM Breakfast presenter Eoghan McDermott challenged Dáithí to wear the boots in order to raise money for charity.

The challenge was made as the hit musical Kinky Boots launches in Ireland and McDermott pledged €1000 to the Walk In My Shoes charity if Dáithí wears his own sexy boots live on air.

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“I wouldn’t mind getting €1000 off that fella so we’re thinking if we can work it into the show,” said Dáithí at the Rose of Tralee launch.

“Now they’ve opened a GoFundMe page with over €3,000 in there now, but it has to be live on TV.”

The 2FM Breakfast Dáithí Ó'Sé Sexy Boots Appeal has already surpassed its €2000 fundraising target to hit €4,140 at the time of writing.

In pics: Dáithí Ó Sé launches Rose of Tralee 2019 at Castletown House Close

Rose of Tralee 2019 launch at Castletown House, Co Kildare.  PIC: Andres Poveda

Rose of Tralee 2019 launch at Castletown House, Co Kildare. PIC: Andres Poveda

Rose of Tralee 2019 launch at Castletown House, Co Kildare.  PIC: Andres Poveda

Rose of Tralee 2019 launch at Castletown House, Co Kildare. PIC: Andres Poveda

Rose of Tralee 2019 launch at Castletown House, Co Kildare.  PIC: Andres Poveda

Rose of Tralee 2019 launch at Castletown House, Co Kildare. PIC: Andres Poveda

Rose of Tralee 2019 launch at Castletown House, Co Kildare.   PIC: Andres Poveda

Rose of Tralee 2019 launch at Castletown House, Co Kildare. PIC: Andres Poveda

Rose of Tralee 2019 launch at Castletown House, Co Kildare.  PIC: Andres Poveda

Rose of Tralee 2019 launch at Castletown House, Co Kildare. PIC: Andres Poveda

Rose of Tralee 2019 launch at Castletown House, Co Kildare.  PIC: Andres Poveda

Rose of Tralee 2019 launch at Castletown House, Co Kildare. PIC: Andres Poveda

Rose of Tralee 2019 launch at Castletown House, Co Kildare. PIC: Andres Poveda

Rose of Tralee 2019 launch at Castletown House, Co Kildare. PIC: Andres Poveda

Rose of Tralee 2019 launch at Castletown House, Co Kildare.  PIC: Andres Poveda

Rose of Tralee 2019 launch at Castletown House, Co Kildare. PIC: Andres Poveda

Repro Free: 20/08/2019 Dáithi Ó Sé introduces all 32 hopeful Roses for the first time ahead of this years Rose of Tralee television show. This is Dáithí's tenth year presenting the show and he and the 2019 Roses were in celebratory form at Castletown House Celbridge before they began their journey to Tralee. Picture Andres Poveda

Repro Free: 20/08/2019 Dáithi Ó Sé introduces all 32 hopeful Roses for the first time ahead of this years Rose of Tralee television show. This is Dáithí's tenth year presenting the show and he and the 2019 Roses were in celebratory form at Castletown House Celbridge before they began their journey to Tralee. Picture Andres Poveda

Andres Poveda

Victoria O’Connell will set off tomorrow to start the Rose of Tralee festivities. Photo: Don Moloney

Victoria O’Connell will set off tomorrow to start the Rose of Tralee festivities. Photo: Don Moloney

Don Moloney

20/08/2019 Kilkenny Roise Clodagh Cassin and Cork Rose Stephanie McCarthy pictured with Dáithi Ó Sé introduced all 32 hopeful Roses for the first time ahead of this years Rose of Tralee television show. This is Dáithí's tenth year presenting the show and he and the 2019 Roses were in celebratory form at Castletown House Celbridge before they began their journey to Tralee. Picture Andres Poveda

20/08/2019 Kilkenny Roise Clodagh Cassin and Cork Rose Stephanie McCarthy pictured with Dáithi Ó Sé introduced all 32 hopeful Roses for the first time ahead of this years Rose of Tralee television show. This is Dáithí's tenth year presenting the show and he and the 2019 Roses were in celebratory form at Castletown House Celbridge before they began their journey to Tralee. Picture Andres Poveda

Andres Poveda

Repro Free: 20/08/2019 Abu Dhabi Rose Karen Cashman and Dublin Rose Laura Vines as Dáithi Ó Sé introduced all 32 hopeful Roses for the first time ahead of this years Rose of Tralee television show in Castletown House Celbridge before they began their journey to Tralee. Picture Andres Poveda

Repro Free: 20/08/2019 Abu Dhabi Rose Karen Cashman and Dublin Rose Laura Vines as Dáithi Ó Sé introduced all 32 hopeful Roses for the first time ahead of this years Rose of Tralee television show in Castletown House Celbridge before they began their journey to Tralee. Picture Andres Poveda

Andres Poveda

20/08/2019 Cork Rose Stephanie McCarthy and Galway Rose Órla McDaid as Dáithi Ó Sé introduced all 32 hopeful Roses for the first time ahead of this years Rose of Tralee television show in Castletown House Celbridge before they began their journey to Tralee. Picture Andres Poveda

20/08/2019 Cork Rose Stephanie McCarthy and Galway Rose Órla McDaid as Dáithi Ó Sé introduced all 32 hopeful Roses for the first time ahead of this years Rose of Tralee television show in Castletown House Celbridge before they began their journey to Tralee. Picture Andres Poveda

Andres Poveda

20/08/2019 London Rose Laura Kennedy and German Rose Beatrice Beiderwieden pictured with Dáithi Ó Sé introduced all 32 hopeful Roses for the first time ahead of this years Rose of Tralee television show. This is Dáithí's tenth year presenting the show and he and the 2019 Roses were in celebratory form at Castletown House Celbridge before they began their journey to Tralee. Picture Andres Poveda

20/08/2019 London Rose Laura Kennedy and German Rose Beatrice Beiderwieden pictured with Dáithi Ó Sé introduced all 32 hopeful Roses for the first time ahead of this years Rose of Tralee television show. This is Dáithí's tenth year presenting the show and he and the 2019 Roses were in celebratory form at Castletown House Celbridge before they began their journey to Tralee. Picture Andres Poveda

Andres Poveda

 20/08/2019 Western Canada Rose Sarah O'Shea and Ottawa Rose Kathleen Zuk pictured with Dáithi Ó Sé introduced all 32 hopeful Roses for the first time ahead of this years Rose of Tralee television show. This is Dáithí's tenth year presenting the show and he and the 2019 Roses were in celebratory form at Castletown House Celbridge before they began their journey to Tralee. Picture Andres Poveda

20/08/2019 Western Canada Rose Sarah O'Shea and Ottawa Rose Kathleen Zuk pictured with Dáithi Ó Sé introduced all 32 hopeful Roses for the first time ahead of this years Rose of Tralee television show. This is Dáithí's tenth year presenting the show and he and the 2019 Roses were in celebratory form at Castletown House Celbridge before they began their journey to Tralee. Picture Andres Poveda

Andres Poveda

From left, Dublin Rose, Laura Vines, Limerick Rose, Sinead Flanagan, Kildare Rose, Eimer Fogarty and Mayo Rose, Nicole Loughlin pictured this morning at Castletown House, Celbridge at a photocall with host Daithi O Se to introduce the 32 Irish and International Roses taking part in the 2019 International Rose Selection. The Rose of Tralee festival is celebrating its 60th year and Daithi is also marking his 10thyear presenting the show.....Picture Colin Keegan, Collins Dublin

From left, Dublin Rose, Laura Vines, Limerick Rose, Sinead Flanagan, Kildare Rose, Eimer Fogarty and Mayo Rose, Nicole Loughlin pictured this morning at Castletown House, Celbridge at a photocall with host Daithi O Se to introduce the 32 Irish and International Roses taking part in the 2019 International Rose Selection. The Rose of Tralee festival is celebrating its 60th year and Daithi is also marking his 10thyear presenting the show.....Picture Colin Keegan, Collins Dublin

Colin Keegan

20/08/2019 Donegal Rose Chloe Kennedy as Dáithi Ó Sé introduced all 32 hopeful Roses for the first time ahead of this years Rose of Tralee television show in Castletown House Celbridge before they began their journey to Tralee. Picture Andres Poveda

20/08/2019 Donegal Rose Chloe Kennedy as Dáithi Ó Sé introduced all 32 hopeful Roses for the first time ahead of this years Rose of Tralee television show in Castletown House Celbridge before they began their journey to Tralee. Picture Andres Poveda

Andres Poveda

20/08/'19 Host Dv°ithv? O Sv© pictured this morning at Castletown House, Celbridge at a photocall with host Dv°ithv? O Sv© to introduce the 32 Irish and International Roses taking part in the 2019 International Rose Selection. The Rose of Tralee festival is celebrating its 60th year and host Dv°ithv? O Sv© is also marking his 10thyear presenting the show.....Picture Colin Keegan, Collins Dublin

20/08/'19 Host Dv°ithv? O Sv© pictured this morning at Castletown House, Celbridge at a photocall with host Dv°ithv? O Sv© to introduce the 32 Irish and International Roses taking part in the 2019 International Rose Selection. The Rose of Tralee festival is celebrating its 60th year and host Dv°ithv? O Sv© is also marking his 10thyear presenting the show.....Picture Colin Keegan, Collins Dublin

Colin Keegan

20/08/'19 Boston and New England Rose, Tanya Stanley (centre) with some of the other roses pictured this morning at Castletown House, Celbridge at a photocall with host Dv°ithv? O Sv© to introduce the 32 Irish and International Roses taking part in the 2019 International Rose Selection. The Rose of Tralee festival is celebrating its 60th year and host Dv°ithv? O Sv© is also marking his 10thyear presenting the show.....Picture Colin Keegan, Collins Dublin

20/08/'19 Boston and New England Rose, Tanya Stanley (centre) with some of the other roses pictured this morning at Castletown House, Celbridge at a photocall with host Dv°ithv? O Sv© to introduce the 32 Irish and International Roses taking part in the 2019 International Rose Selection. The Rose of Tralee festival is celebrating its 60th year and host Dv°ithv? O Sv© is also marking his 10thyear presenting the show.....Picture Colin Keegan, Collins Dublin

Colin Keegan

20/08/2019 Wexford Rose Emma Byrne, Clare Rose Victoria O'Connell and Meath Rose Meghan Byrne as Dáithi Ó Sé introduced all 32 hopeful Roses for the first time ahead of this years Rose of Tralee television show in Castletown House Celbridge before they began their journey to Tralee. Picture Andres Poveda

20/08/2019 Wexford Rose Emma Byrne, Clare Rose Victoria O'Connell and Meath Rose Meghan Byrne as Dáithi Ó Sé introduced all 32 hopeful Roses for the first time ahead of this years Rose of Tralee television show in Castletown House Celbridge before they began their journey to Tralee. Picture Andres Poveda

Andres Poveda

Rose of Tralee 2019 launch at Castletown House, Co Kildare.  PIC: Andres Poveda

Rose of Tralee 2019 launch at Castletown House, Co Kildare. PIC: Andres Poveda

Rose of Tralee 2019 launch at Castletown House, Co Kildare.  PIC: Andres Poveda

Rose of Tralee 2019 launch at Castletown House, Co Kildare. PIC: Andres Poveda

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Rose of Tralee 2019 launch at Castletown House, Co Kildare. PIC: Andres Poveda

 

Asked what he would wear with his boots on the night, the presenter suggested ‘budgie smugglers’.

“We have to go for it.  We just have to make sure it gets into the show naturally,” he added.

Speaking to Independent.ie, Eoghan McDermott said, "We're delighted that this massively random punt has caught people's attention. The generosity in two days is incredible.

"We know we can't invent a slot in the Rose Of Tralee, but we're hoping we can raise enough money that Dáithí can't ignore us and will strut his sexy stuff. Please keep giving, every euro helps!"

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