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Julian Benson forced to pull out of DWTS due to illness

The much-loved judge suffers with cystic fibrosis

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Judge Julian Benson during the First live show of Dancing With The Stars . NO FEE FOR REPRO/kobpix

RTÉ have confirmed that Julian Benson will miss the next two shows of Dancing With The Stars, as he is unwell.

During his absence he will be replaced by guest judge and creative director Darren Bennett, who will sit on the panel alongside Brian Redmond and Loraine Barry.

Julian, 46, was also forced to miss a number of live shows over season one and season two of DWTS due to his ongoing battle with cystic fibrosis.

Julian Benson and Brian Redmond
Picture: Brian McEvoy

On this Sundays show the ‘dreaded dance off’ returns.

The bottom two couples will have to take to the dance floor for a second time and it’s the judges who will decide whether they stay or go.

Tune in to DWTS this Sunday night at 6:30pm on RTÉ One.