RTÉ have announced that Amanda Byram has “decided not to return” for series three of Dancing With the Stars Ireland.
Her co-host Nicky Byrne will continue on the hugely successful series, with a new co-host set to be announced.
“It’s with a heavy heart I share the news that due to personal and professional commitments both in London and LA, I won’t be joining the team for season three of DWTS Ireland.
“Walking away from such a successful and enjoyable show has been a difficult decision and I wish everyone the same success and enjoyment this year… keep dancing!”
Speaking about the announcement Nicky Byrne said he is looking forward to a new season.
“It’s been a pleasure working with Amanda over the last two seasons of Dancing with the Stars.
“We’ve had a right laugh co-hosting such an exciting show together and I’m going to miss the fun we enjoyed every Sunday evening.
“I wish her all the very best with her future projects,” he said in a statement.
John McHugh, Group Head of Entertainment, RTÉ said: “We would like to thank Amanda for being a key part of the team that brought Dancing With the Stars to Irish audiences for the last two seasons and wish her continued success in her career.
“Plans are underway for the show’s return in January and we will announce who will be co-presenting with Nicky Byrne in the coming months.”
Larry Bass, Executive Producer added: “On behalf of everyone on the production, we at ShinAwiL want to thank Amanda Byram for helping launch Dancing With the Stars in Ireland. We wish her all the very best and continued success in her career.
“We look forward to an exciting new series of Dancing with the Stars with a new co-presenter to work with Nicky Byrne on season three in January.”