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EXCLUSIVE! James Patrice opens up on Dancing with the Stars being pushed back a year: ‘We had no idea’

The social media star turned TV presenter sits down for this week's episode of Goss Chats

James Patrice pictured at The Gossies 2020 at the Mansion House, Dublin. Picture: Brian McEvoy Photography

James Patrice has revealed the cast and crew of Dancing with the Stars found out the next season was being postponed – just and hour and a half before the announcement.

The popular TV show, which has won Best TV Show at The Gossies three years in a row, will not be returning until 2022 due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Speaking to Ali Ryan on the latest episode of Goss Chats, James said it was clear the decision was “down to the wire”.

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Dancing With The Stars – you’re a feckin’ pleasure to be a part of ✨ I honestly can’t begin to describe just how fabulous it is to get to work on 4 seasons of the glitziest show in town ???????? Every single guy and gal involved in the jaysus MACHINE that is DWTS is a legend, and I know it brings a (sequinned, of course!) tear to everyone’s eye knowing January 2021 will be a little drearier than the last few years. I’ve learned so much working on DWTS – primarily the ability to navigate a dancefloor of 300 people and interview 25 in 10 minutes (I am a man on a mission when there’s a mic in me hand ????), but also the importance of team work and, when in doubt – to keep lashing the glitter on. May the hiatus be short and may the sequins rise again gals! ❤️

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“We literally had no idea,” James said of the cast and crew.

“We found out like an hour and a half before it went out. Which I suppose goes to show probably how close to the wire it was.

“I’d say they were fighting until the bitter end for it to go ahead,” he admitted.

“It was such a shock,” he added.

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Check out our full interview with James below, where he chats about his famous Malahide Woman character, being single during lockdown and creating viral hits with his family.

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