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11 times Ray D'Arcy captured the nation's heart

Dad dancing his way there.

RAY BEGINS HIS brand new show on RTÉ One tonight – looking to take over Irish Saturday night telly.

No pressure Ray, you only have decades of epic TV moments to live up to. Like:

1. When he interviewed Mary Robinson on The Den

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He got the President of Ireland, Dustin and Zig and Zag to sit in a room together for our TV entertainment.

Never forget.

2. Also, when he line-danced on The Den



Giving it socks.

3. When he did the Ice Bucket Challenge on The Rose of Tralee

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Is there anything more Irish than that sentence?

4. When he recreated the Firestarter video

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Ah, Prodigy. Ray did you proud on this one.

5. When a young Kylie Minogue appeared on RTÉ in 1990

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And ended up dunking a load of sludge all over Ray

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Good times.

6. This lip-synced Nothing Compares 2 You

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So much emotion.

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7. When he let a rake of people hurl water balloons at him to break a world record


8. When he quizzed the nation’s youth on Blackboard Jungle

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That iconic set.

9. When he did this on Today FM


Dancing his way into them.

10. Any time he pulled off Dad dancing in public in fact

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11. And finally… when he hosted the Rose of Tralee and wasn’t afraid of the slight mortification that comes with the job

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The original Daithi, you could say.

Good luck tonight, Ray.

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