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Nicky Byrne CONFIRMED for RTÉ’s Dancing With The Stars

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Nicky Byrne has been confirmed for RTÉ’s Dancing With The Stars.

The singer, who previously starred as a contestant on BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing in 2012, will join Amanda Byram, as the pair are set to host the much-anticipated Irish version of the show.

The news was revealed on The Ryan Tubridy Show on RTÉ Radio 1 this morning, where Nicky said, “This is my Late Late Show Ryan, this is the show I love, to be a part of it is very exciting.”

“The celebrities will go through highs, lows, you name it.”

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Meanwhile, Amanda said that it was “literally a non-brainer” for her to host the series, and admitted that she was “looking for an opportunity to come back to Ireland”.

“It’s one of my favourite shows on telly. It’s an amazing format. It’s going to be brilliant! What a way to start 2017,” she added.

RTÉ star Blathnaid Treacy will host a spin-off programme on Friday night called Can’t Stop Dancing.

Dancing With The Stars will air on January 8 on RTÉ One with a a 90-minute episode, and the series will run until the end of March.

Meanwhile, contestants for the show were confirmed over the weekend, including Irish model Thalia Heffernan.