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Daniel O'Donnell gets into swing on Strictly red carpet


Daniel O'Donnell

Daniel O'Donnell

Daniel O'Donnell

Daniel O'Donnell strapped on his dancing shoes for the official red carpet launch of Strictly.

The Donegal singer has been named in an all-star line up of performers for this year's BBC's Strictly Come Dancing series.

Daniel looked dapper as he posed cheek to cheek with professional dancer Natalie Lowe (inset). It is not yet clear if she will be his partner for the show.


Daniel (53) is one of the oldest competitors, who also include chef Ainsley Harriott, singer Peter Andre, TV presenter Kirstie Gallacher and Corrie actress Georgia May Foote.

But despite the razzle dazzle around him, Daniel still managed to sparkle on the red carpet at the launch event.

The stars came together for the first time ahead of the show's return to TV screens this weekend.

Daniel is the only Irish competitor - Mrs Brown's Boys star Jennifer Gibney took part last year.

There's another tentative Irish link however, with former The Voice judge Jamelia hoping to shine in the dancing competition.