Sunday 18 November 2018

'I'm intrigued by it but I would never do it' - Marty Morrissey rules himself out of political life

Marty Morrissey
Marty Morrissey
Aoife Kelly

Aoife Kelly

Marty Morrissey has no plans to enter political life.

The RTE broadcaster and Dancing with the Stars personality has revealed he was approached by a political party to run as a candidate.

Speaking to the RTE Guide, the 59-year-old said did not reveal which party was eager to capitalise on his popularity, but said that he had declined the offer.

"I follow politics and I'm intrigued by it but I would never do it," he said.

Marty Morrissey took part in Dancing with the Stars
Marty Morrissey took part in Dancing with the Stars

However, he added, "I'm involved with a development committee at home as we want to generate some local employment."

Marty was born in Cork and was raised in New York before moving to Quilty in Clare, which is where he calls home.

RTE’s Marty Morrissey and Ksenia Zsikhotska,during the Live show of RTÉ’s Dancing with the Stars.
Photo: KOB Pix
RTE’s Marty Morrissey and Ksenia Zsikhotska,during the Live show of RTÉ’s Dancing with the Stars. Photo: KOB Pix

Marty, who was a hugely popular contestant on Dancing with the Stars earlier this year, also revealed that he has "lost friends and neighbours" through suicide and is planning a 'Marty Party' fundraiser for Pieta House.

The host of RTE's The Marty Squad also said that he had been approached to write a biography and said that he will write it "but not yet".

Read more: 'She went back to New York on a propeller plane for a 17 hour flight with me in her arms' - Marty Morrissey reveals mum Peggy made sure he was born in Ireland

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