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Former Dancing With The Stars contestant Marty Morrissey backs Mary Kennedy to win

"I've had a few moves in the past with her..."

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Marty Morrissey has backed fellow RTÉ presenter Mary Kennedy to win the upcoming series of Dancing With The Stars.

The sports commentator competed on the show two seasons ago, and became the 5th celebrity to be booted off the show.

Speaking to the Irish Independent, Marty said he’s delighted to see her as part of the show’s strong line-up.

“I looked at the line-up and I think it’s excellent and I’m delighted that Mary Kennedy is involved, it’s a great coup to have her,” he said.

“I’m a friend and a colleague, but I think she’s brilliant. I’ve had a few moves in the past with her, I’ll have to admit and I’ve had a couple of sing-songs in her house, she’s a brilliant singer.”

The former Nationwide presenter has just retired from the national broadcaster, and Marty said now is the best time for her to hit the dance floor.

“I think it’s great for her and it’s good for the programme as well, I think this is a great new challenge at the right time for her.”

“I think it’s a strong line-up and proves once again why it’s such a successful programme,” he explained.

Discussing his own time on the show, the 61-year-old revealed it is one of the “best things” he has ever done.

“It’s one of the best things I ever did and I’m very proud to be associated with it,” he added.

Dancing With The Stars returns to RTÉ on Sunday, January 5th at 6.30 pm.