PICS: This year’s Dancing With The Stars couples have finally been revealed

The show returns to RTÉ One this Sunday


Dancing With The Stars will return to RTÉ One this Sunday, and ahead of the big night – this year’s celebrity and professional dancer pairings have been revealed.

The couple’s were revealed on the DWTS spin-off show Can’t Stop Dancing by presenter Bláthnaid Treacy.

First up, former Ireland rugby star Peter Stringer has been paired with Ksenia Zsikhotska, while Mrs. Brown’s Boys star Eilish O’Carroll has partnered up with Ryan McShane.

Peter Stringer and Ksenia Zsikhotska
Eilish O’Carroll and Ryan McShane

Meanwhile, fashion stylist and TV presenter Darren Kennedy will take to the floor with Karen Byrne, who won the series with Jake Carter last year.

Next up, actor Johnny Ward has been paired with Emily Barker, while Irish country singer Cliona Hagan has teamed up with Robert Rowiński.

Darren Kennedy and Karen Byrne
Johnny Ward and Emily Barker
Cliona Hagan and Robert Rowinski

Former Dublin footballer and five-time All-Ireland winner Denis Bastick has been paired with Valeria Milova, and The Young Offenders star Demi Isaac Oviawe has teamed up with Kai Widdrington.

Comedian Fred Cooke will be dancing the night away with Giulia Dotta, TV presenter Mairéad Ronan has partnered with John Edward Nolan, while Fair City star Clelia Murphy has coupled up with Vitali Kozmin.

Denis Bastick and Valeria Milova
Demi Isaac Oviawe and Kai Widdrington
Fred Cooke and Giulia Dotta
Mairead Ronan and John Edward Nolan
Clelia Murphy and Vitali Kozmin

As we reported yesterday, Holly Carpenter was originally paired with Curtis Pritchard, however, the pro dancer has been forced to pull out of the competition after he was attacked at a nightclub over Christmas.

While Curtis takes the time to recover from surgery on his knee, Holly will dance with BBC Strictly star Trent Whiddon.

Dancing with the Stars will return to RTÉ One at 6:30pm on Sunday.

Trent Whiddon and Holly Carpenter | Andres Poveda