Tuesday 20 March 2018

'I'll never allow reality TV cameras at home', reveals Daniel O'Donnell

Daniel O'Donnell and Kristina Rihanoff on Strictly Come Dancing
Daniel O'Donnell and Kristina Rihanoff on Strictly Come Dancing
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Daniel O'Donnell and his dance partner Kristina Rihanoff. Photo: Guy Levy/BBC/PA Wire
Daniel O’Donnell and his dance partner Kristina Rihanoff

Elaine McCahill

He may be on Strictly Come Dancing - but Daniel O'Donnell doesn't want to star in a personal reality show.

The Donegal native has already filmed a series for UTV Ireland that follows him and his wife Majella as they visit different B&Bs around the country, but he doesn't want the cameras in his own home.

"I wouldn't be interested in cameras coming into my house. Out and about is fine though," he said.

Majella added: "I feel the same as Daniel. If the [B&B] show is successful though, they may want us to do another series."

Daniel and Majella O’Donnell
Daniel and Majella O’Donnell

The couple have been married since 2002 and have been keeping the romance alive while Daniel is busy rehearsing for Strictly.

Daniel told VIP magazine : "We leave wee notes in places that you might not find for three or four days."

"Being in London for Strictly, while Majella's in Tenerife a lot, I have got things in my bags and the strangest of places wishing me good luck and all that sort."

Majella said: "He found one from me in the fridge last night when he went to get his dinner."

Meanwhile, Daniel (53) insisted it is "strictly dancing" between him and his dance partner Kristina Rihanoff.

"Majella was never threatened by Kristina. I think the three of us could be good friends," he said.

"It is strictly dancing between the two of us."


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