Former Dublin footballer and five-time-All-Ireland winner Denis Bastick has been revealed as the seventh star set for the upcoming series of Dancing with the Stars.
The sports star joined The Nicky Byrne Show on 2FM today to discuss why he’s decided to swap his football boots for dancing shoes.
Speaking about taking part in Dancing with the Stars this year, Denis said: “I really feel that this will be a great experience for me. It is completely different than anything I have ever done before.”
“Since retiring from Dublin football I always wanted to try new things, I never imagined that this would be one of those things though!”
“Football has given me a huge sense of accomplishment and DWTS is now presenting me with a massive challenge and the opportunity to accomplish something that is in such contrast to what I’m used to.
“I am slightly overwhelmed at the task in hand having seen what the dancers can do. They have amazing, athleticism, rhythm and coordination. I have probably one of those qualities so I will really need to put the work in!” he added.
Denis will join Mairead Ronan, Eilish O’Carroll, Darren Kennedy, Fred Cooke, Holly Carpenter and Clelia Murphy on series three of the show.
Jennifer Zamparelli and Nicky Byrne will join forces this year to present the new series of Dancing with the Stars.
Airing on RTÉ One for 12 weeks from Sunday 6th January, a total of 11 celebrities will pair up with their professional dancing partners as they step out of their comfort zones and onto the dancefloor, each hoping to claim the much-coveted glitter ball trophy at the end of the series.
Each pairing will have a different dancing genre to master every week, and they’ll have just seven days to perfect their routine before performing live to the nation.
Also returning this year is their expert panel of judges Brian Redmond, Loraine Barry and Julian Benson.
Once again the celebrities and their dancers will be scored by the judges and the viewing public at home.