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14 Irish celebrities RTÉ needs to consider for Dancing With The Stars

Your mileage for ‘celebrity’ may vary.

IN AUGUST, RTÉ revealed that an Irish version of Strictly Come Dancing (renamed Dancing With The Stars) was in the pipeline for early 2017.

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Yesterday, the Irish Independent reported that Anne Doyle was in talks to appear on the show, and while she would be an excellent contestant, we can’t help but wonder who should join her.

Here are our choices. RTÉ, pick up the phone.

1. The mam from Crystal Swing

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She would be a surprise gas ticket and would come out of the competition with the nation on her side and a spread in the Irish Independent’s Life Magazine. BOOK HER.

2. Mondo from Fair City

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A Fair City actor is a given, so why not let Mondo sashay back into our hearts?

3. Leo from Fair City

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Let’s get a bit of a rivalry going!

4. At least one RTÉ reporter brought in from the newsroom


Teresa Mannion would do it in a heartbeat, but what about someone like Paschal Sheehy? Or Philip Bromwell?

5. Dana

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She’d murder the waltz.

6. Paul from Fade Street

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For this service to Irish television alone, he deserves to be on this programme.

7. Omero Mumba

Samantha Mumba’s little brother and sometime actor/singer. He’s 27 now and a bit of a ride, which is always welcome in a competition like this.

8. Alan Shatter

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We’d be surprised if he hasn’t already pleaded his case to the production team.

9. The Man Who Slipped On The Ice

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10. John Creedon

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I will personally riot if John Creedon is not chosen for this programme.

11. Margo

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Sister of Daniel O’Donnell, best Irish singer known only by her first name after Enya. She’ll know a thing or two about dancing, we suspect.

12. The Happy Pear(s)

One, both, the two competing against each other, the two competing as partners, all is acceptable.

13. Simon Casey

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The real winner of You’re A Star 2003 (according to some). Ireland is ready for him now.

14. Anyone from Six


Well, maybe not Emma O’Driscoll, who currently works for RTÉ. That’s too easy. But what about Sarah? Or Sinéad? Bring them out!

Producers of Dancing With The Stars: We believe we’ve given you enough material to go on. Do us proud.

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