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Jennifer Zamparelli and Doireann Garrihy will co-present Season Six of Dancing With The Stars. Photo: RTÉ.

Jennifer Zamparelli and Doireann Garrihy will co-present Season Six of Dancing With The Stars. Photo: RTÉ.

Jennifer Zamparelli and Doireann Garrihy will co-present Season Six of Dancing With The Stars. Photo: RTÉ.

Doireann Garrihy has been revealed as the new presenter of hit TV show Dancing With The Stars.

Doireann will join Jennifer Zamparelli to present series six when it returns to our screens on RTÉ One in January.

Doireann has previously presented Big Night In, The Podge and Rodge Show and Reeling in the Fears. Her comedy show The Doireann Project aired on RTÉ Player and RTÉ2. She currently presents 2FM.

"I am ecstatic to be joining the Dancing with the Stars family - the glitziest gang in town,” Garrihy said.

“This is a dream come true for me. I cannot wait to get going with the team. I never thought I’d say this but roll on the month of January.”

Returning alongside Garrihy to present her fifth series of Dancing with the Stars, Jennifer Zamparelli said: “I’m really excited to welcome my 2FM pal, Doireann, as my new co-host on the show. I predict a lot fun and a lot of laughs - it's shaping up to be a new great series."

Produced by ShinAwiL, the show will return from January as 11 well-known figures team up with a professional dancer to perform a live routine every week.

Each pairing will have a different dancing genre to master every week, from the Charleston to hip hop, and they’ll have just seven days to perfect their routine before performing live to the nation.

Alan Tyler, RTÉ group head of entertainment, music and comedy, said Garrihy was “a hugely talented broadcaster bursting with energy, humour and a real passion for the show - all of which make for the perfect combination”.

He added: “We are incredibly lucky to have the brilliant Jennifer Zamparelli on the show already, and the addition of Doireann makes for a host dream team on Sunday nights. We can’t wait to bring the new series of Dancing with the Stars back to your screens early next year”.

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