Wednesday 16 January 2019

Sparkles and spice-bags on 'DWTS'

Olympian Rob Heffernan and Emily Barker, who were voted off RTÉ’s ‘Dancing with the Stars’
Olympian Rob Heffernan and Emily Barker, who were voted off RTÉ’s ‘Dancing with the Stars’
Melanie Finn

Melanie Finn

Olympic race-walker Rob Heffernan (40) came to the end of the road in his time on 'Dancing with the Stars' last night.

The Corkman ended up in the dance-off with Erin McGregor after finishing in the bottom two for his Foxtrot to 'Any Dream will Do' from the hit musical 'Joseph and the Technicolour Dreamcoat'.

The judges voted in favour of saving the fitness instructor over the sports champion, who said he was "very sad" to be out of the contest.

"It's been the best experience of my life," he said.

"It's been brilliant, all the memories are going to keep me going for a long time. It's been incredible."

But for the four remaining celebrities, it was a case of the show must go on after the Broadway themed night.

It was a combination of sparkles, spice-bags and even an underwear flash during last night's quarter-final.

With just two weeks left before the grand final on March 25, the rivalry was clearly starting to intensify between the competitive contestants.

As Deirdre O'Kane remarked: "It's a really addictive thing. You can smell the final. And everyone wants it."

When asked what the final smelled like, she told a bemused Amanda Byram: "A spice bag."

But she was left with a bad taste in her mouth after getting mixed comments from judges for her Foxtrot to the tune of 'One' from 'A Chorus Line' and got 22 points.

Trying to get herself out of jail with voters was McGregor who got 27 points for her 'Cell Block' Tango from 'Chicago'.

Meanwhile, Anna Geary was second on the leader board after a Jive to 'The Time Warp' from 'The Rocky Horror Picture Show' earned her 29 points.

But it was Jake Carter who had all his wishes granted after getting 30 points after turning himself into Aladdin and dancing to 'Friend Like Me' from the hit musical.

Irish Independent

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