Monday 23 September 2019

Nicky Byrne and Amanda Byram confirm they're hosting Dancing With The Stars

Nicky Byrne and Amanda Byram have confirmed that they are hosting Dancing With The Stars.
Nicky Byrne and Amanda Byram have confirmed that they are hosting Dancing With The Stars.
Nicky Byrne will host Dancing With The Stars with Amanda Byram
Amanda Byram hosted the 2015 IFTAs. Picture: Kyran O'Brien

Amy Mulvaney

Nicky Byrne and Amanda Byram have confirmed that they are hosting Dancing With The Stars.

The pair revealed the news on RTE Radio One this morning following weeks of speculation.

Byram, who hosted BBC's Total Wipeout, was linked to the show from the very beginning. 

"I'm so excited! I'm really really delighted," she said.

Nicky Byrne will host Dancing With The Stars with Amanda Byram
Nicky Byrne will host Dancing With The Stars with Amanda Byram

"It was literally a no-brainer for me. I've been looking for an opportunity over the years to come back to Ireland to host shows. Everybody is always asking me but the timing has never been right."

"When I got the call about Dancing... I didn't even have to think twice if I'm honest with you. I haven't been on Irish television for almost 16 years."

Byrne has been a front-runner for the Irish version of Strictly Come Dancing since news of the show was released several months ago.

"This is my Late Late Show," he told host Ryan Tubridy.

Amanda Byram hosted the 2015 IFTAs. Picture: Kyran O'Brien
Amanda Byram hosted the 2015 IFTAs. Picture: Kyran O'Brien

"This is the show I love and to be a part of it is very very exciting."

The 2FM presenter was involved in the 2012 instalment of BBC show Strictly, so he knows first-hand what the celebrity contestants will be going through on the Sunday night RTE show.

Spin-off show Can't Stop Dancing will be hosted by Blathnaid Treacy on Friday nights.

Among the 11 celebrities rumoured to be taking part in the replacement for Voice of Ireland is the newly-single Thalia Heffernan, making it the model's first foray into TV.

Also linked with the show are comedian Des Bishop, RTE reporter Teresa Mannion, GAA player Aidan O'Mahony and Irish Big Brother star Hughie Maughan, reports The Diary.

The show is set to air for 12 weeks from Sunday the 8th of January.

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