Dancing with the Stars returns for a brand new glitzy series hosted by Jennifer Zamparelli and Nicky Byrne.

Jennifer Zamparelli and Nicky Byrne will reunite this January to present the new series of Dancing with the Stars. Airing on RTÉ One for 12 weeks from Sunday 5 January at 6.30pm, a total of 11 celebrities will partner with their professional dancers as they take on a brand new challenge and change their daily routines for dance routines. Each will be hoping to claim the much-coveted glitter ball trophy at the end of the series.

This year’s line-up includes;

Television presenter Glenda Gilson
2FM entertainment presenter Lottie Ryan

Fair City actor Ryan Andrews said; “I’m absolutely delighted to be part of the show.  It’s something that I’ve always wanted to do.  I’m a Strictly fan from years and years ago – myself, my Mam and Dad always watch it.  And then Dancing with the Stars came to Ireland, same thing, every Sunday night.   I’ve had friends and colleagues who have been on the show and I always cheered them on.  I always said, I’d love to do it, so then when the phone call came in – it was a definite “yes”.  It’s kind of like a dream come true.  It’s an amazing bunch of people, an amazing show and brilliant contestants so I think we’re in for a great run”.

B*Witched star Sinead O’Carroll said; “I’m just super excited.  I’ve wanted to do this for the last few years so the fact that I’m doing it now, is so surreal. My kids are so excited; they just told me I have to be good…so the pressure is on from them.  I suppose…I’m a little bit nervous too about stepping out and doing something by myself as I always had the girls around me.  But I think once I get the first dance done, I’ll hopefully be fine.”

Former Miss Universe Ireland, Grainne Gallanagh
Olympic Gold medallist Michael Carruth

Love Islander, Yewande Biala added “I’m super excited, just excited to learn new moves and meet new people.  It’ll be interesting to get to know everyone.  I just want to enjoy the experience overall really.”

Fr. Ray Kelly
Television presenter Brian Dowling
Nationwide presenter, Mary Kennedy
Kilkenny Hurler, Aidan Fogarty

Dancing with the Stars will be available to watch live on RTÉ Player with the opportunity to catch up on each individual dance.

Don’t miss Dancing with the Stars when it returns for a brand new series on RTÉ One on Sunday, 5th January 2018 at 6.30pm.