Final celebrities confirmed for Dancing With The Stars – including former Irish rugby star

The final line-up was announced on The Late Late Show


The final three celebrities have finally been confirmed for Dancing With The Stars.

On The Late Late Show tonight, Ryan Tubridy was joined on the couch by legendary former munster and Ireland scrum half Peter Stringer, country music sensation Cliona Hagan, and The Young Offenders star Demi Isaac Oviawe – who confirmed they will take part in the new series of Dancing with the Stars when it returns to RTÉ One in the New Year.

Speaking about his participation in the hit television show, Peter Stringer said: “I’ve never danced on a dance floor before so going from that to dancing in front of a live audience will be a whole new experience for me. I’m nervous but up for the challenge!”

Country music star Cliona Hagan said: “I’m very excited, nervous, and a little apprehensive, but overall I’m feeling great and can’t wait to see how far I can push myself.”

The Young Offenders star Demi Isaac Oviawe said: “I’m so excited to be involved in this year’s show. I can’t wait to get started and learn a new skill. I’m hoping that I can be a role model for young black women in Ireland and maybe some might even follow in my dance steps!”

The full line up for series three of Dancing with the Stars includes: Peter Stringer, Cliona Hagan, Demi Isaac Oviawe, Clelia Murphy, Mairead Ronan, Johnny Ward, Eilish O’Carroll, Denis Bastick, Darren Kennedy, Fred Cooke and Holly Carpenter 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.

Picture: Kinlan Photography.

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.