Johnny Ward has revealed it was his father’s dying wish that he perform on Dancing With The Stars this weekend.
The actor announced that his dad died on Saturday, after a battle with cancer.
“I contemplated not taking part this week, but my dad’s dying wish was for me to keep going. So I’m dancing for him tonight,” Johnny said.
An RTE spokesperson aadded: “We can confirm that Johnny will perform on the show.”
Johnny’s dad John Ward, 72, had been battling stage four cancer.
After his passing the former Love/Hate star shared the news on social media, alongside images of his dad.
“Thank you all for your supportive messages regarding my father at this very difficult time.
“They never die who live in the hearts they leave behind xxx,” he added.
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