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Julian Benson won over Late Late Show viewers with his frank and positive chat about life with CF

The Dancing with the Stars Ireland judge credits everything to his mammy.

DANCING WITH THE Stars fans weren’t the only ones taken with judge Julian Benson’s Late Late interview last night.

The Late Late Show - Julian Benson RTE RTE

The reality star and top choreographer appeared on the show to open up about his life with Cystic Fibrosis, and how he is finally in a place where he feels like sharing his experiences can help others.

He told Ryan:

If I ever was at a stage in my life where I had a platform and got to a successful point, that I could maybe share my story to help other people believe in themselves, to just go for their goals and dreams, then I would share it.

He went on to say he didn’t feel the need to share it up to this point, as it didn’t define him, and wasn’t something he was use to introduce himself.

My mam worked out this scenario where I was like everyone else. I knew, Julian gets up, Julian takes his medication, he goes to school, he does everything else, and I was encouraged to do everything I really wanted to do.

“So for me, I felt like everyone else. At the end of the day, I have CF, it doesn’t have me. It doesn’t define who I am” 2018.03.24 09-10-13 RTE RTE

Julian also explained that his late mum was the driving force behind his normal life as a child, after revealing that she was told he wouldn’t live past 12 or 13.

I really mean that [positivity], I put that down to my mum because I was encouraged to do everything I wanted to do.
My mum always said to me, nothing is impossible. Anything is possible if you truly believed, so she encouraged me to be active, stay active.

Ah, Irish lads and their mams

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People loved his attitude, and thanked him for speaking up about the illness that affects so many 2018.03.24 09-31-29


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