Former Xposé presenter Glenda Gilson turned the primary superstar to be formally unveiled to participate within the upcoming sequence of Dancing With The Stars.
The 38-year-old mannequin was introduced by RTE final night time and can seem within the season opener on Sunday, January 5.
Swapping the TV studio for the dance studio the mum of 1 will hope to comply with in Mairead Ronan’s twinkle-toed footsteps by changing into DWTS champion subsequent March.
Talking about collaborating in RTE’s largest actuality TV present, the Dubliner stated: “I am completely delighted to be a part of Dancing With The Stars. I’ve at all times been an enormous fan of the present however now that I am right here and I am in costume, I am able to rock.
“I am type of a bit of bit scared to be sincere with you; I am not a dancer, so that is completely out of my consolation zone,
“I’ve by no means danced earlier than however I’ve liked watching the present on TV so I am actually thrilled to be a part of it. I am unable to wait to discover ways to dance, so hopefully I try this in the course of the Christmas interval and I will not make a present of myself once I get on the dwell reveals in January.”
Whereas RTE refused to verify the names final night time, the Sunday World has found that Love Island star Yewande Biala may also been signed up by manufacturing firm Shinawil to participate within the demanding sequence.
The 23-year-old scientist from Dublin has been comparatively quiet since leaving the courting present in the summertime however is now making ready to swap her bikini for some sequins.
Our present mole advised us that she’s “virtually sure to be introduced subsequent week” as producers try to get all this yr’s celebrities to signal the coveted contracts.
Whereas RTE wouldn’t affirm Yewande’s inclusion they confirmed that the subsequent superstar dancers to hitch Glenda shall be introduced on The Ryan Tubridy Present on RTÉ Radio One tomorrow morning.
And regardless of her new radio slot on 2FM and his new album, each Jennifer Zamparelli and Nicky Byrne will reunite to current the brand new sequence – regardless of rumours of a change up.
Blathnaid Treacy’s Friday night time spin-off Cannot Cease Dancing was axed earlier this yr.
Airing on RTÉ One for 12 weeks from Sunday ,January 5 at 6.30pm, a complete of 11 celebrities will accomplice with their skilled dancers as they tackle a brand new problem and alter their each day routines for dance routines.
Every shall be hoping to say the much-coveted glitter ball trophy on the finish of the sequence.
The couples will sort out a special dance style every week from the Paso Doble to the Viennese Waltz and may have simply seven days to excellent their routine earlier than performing it dwell to the nation.
Additionally returning this yr is the fabulous panel of judges – Brian Redmond, Loraine Barry and Julian Benson. They are going to forged their professional eyes over the dancers every week and decide them on their performances.
As soon as once more the celebrities and their dancers shall be scored by each the judges and the viewing public at residence.
In a brand new addition this yr, James Patrice will deliver you additional behind-the-scenes information in a weekly podcast.
Together with chats with stars, their skilled companions and the judges, it is going to be out there each Monday to maintain the Dancing With The Stars buzz going after the primary present has aired.