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Hands-on: Broadcaster Des Cahill was hoping some of his old dance moves would get an outing at the wedding.

Hands-on: Broadcaster Des Cahill was hoping some of his old dance moves would get an outing at the wedding.

Hands-on: Broadcaster Des Cahill was hoping some of his old dance moves would get an outing at the wedding.

Des Cahill has spoken of his disappointment over the postponement of his son Paul's wedding due to Covid-19.

The Sunday Game host was hands-on when it came to planning the big day in September. However, due to the restriction on numbers, Des says that they decided the best thing to do was pull the plug.

"My son was due to get married in September, the first weekend after the All-Ireland final, but that has had to be postponed," he said.

"That is tough because it would have been the first time I would have been off at that time of the year.

"But they knew that they wanted to have the wedding their way and they didn't want to take a chance on numbers, so they decided to postpone it."

Des was hoping his old dance moves, which he picked up with former Dancing With The Stars partner Karen Byrne, would get an outing on the dance floor.

And he said that he became something of a weddingzilla, coming up to the date, with various playlists and dance routines for the reception.

"It's funny, I think they all decided to stop listening to me," he said. "I was coming up with ideas for songs and everything but they just sort of let me speak and ignored me."

In recent months the world of sport was shut down due to Covid-19, but that didn't mean Cahill was idle.

The 61-year-old was drafted in by radio chiefs to put together a short-run radio series aimed at providing some light relief during the bleak early days of coronavirus.

But Des's Island Discs proved such a hit with RTÉ Radio One listeners that the affable host went on to record 100 episodes.

Irish Independent