Comedian Des Bishop is the first of the 11 celebrities to be confirmed for RTE’s big entertainment format Dancing with the Stars this January.
He announced the news to Ryan Tubridy on The Late Late Show and at the age of 41 – with no formal dancing experience – he’s never been afraid to bust a move on the dance floor.
“I absolutely cannot wait for January. I can’t think of a better way to spend the next few months taking part in the show. At my age, to learn something completely new such as ballroom dancing is an amazing opportunity. I can’t think of a better way to spend the next few months – if I last that long.”
Nicky Byrne and Amanda Byram host the show. The full line up includes:
- Des Bishop
- Weight loss guru Dr Eva Orsmond
- RTE reporter Teresa Mannion
- Fair City actress Aoibhin Garrihy
- Sports commentator Des Cahill
- Big Brother star Hughie Maughan
- Actress Denise McCormack
- Hometown member Dayl Cronin
- Comic Katherine Lynch
- Kerry footballer Aidan O’Mahony
- Model Thalia Heffernan
Dancing With The Stars will air on RTE One for 12 weeks from 6.30pm on Sunday, January 8.
Watch comic Des talking why ‘Irish women are always freezin’ – and if he can dance as well as he can make people laugh then he should keep the 1st part of 2017 free!
And his RTE 2 series This is Ireland continues on Monday nights ….
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