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Fit For A King Adam King to lead 'Pandemic Heroes' section of Dublin St Patrick's Day parade

The Late Late Toy Show star, who stole the hearts of the nation back in 2020 with his sweet ‘virtual hug’ message, will lead the ‘Heroes of the Pandemic’ part of the annual parade.

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Adam King will lead a tribute float to frontline workers at this year’s St Patrick’s Day parade in Dublin.

The Late Late Toy Show star, who stole the hearts of the nation back in 2020 with his sweet ‘virtual hug’ message, will lead the ‘Heroes of the Pandemic’ part of the annual parade.

Adam will be joined by a troupe of Cork kids from the Sinead Sheppar Dance School, as well as some frontline workers who will be honored for their work during the pandemic.

On March 17th, Cork native Adam will travel through the streets of Dublin on his very own space shuttle accompanied “by one of his own personal heroes and surrounded by astronauts, aliens and stars.”

His family said that this will be the first of a number of big announcements in the coming weeks.

Taking to social media, they said: “Some big announcements coming in the next few weeks...here's the first!

“We are SO EXCITED that we are going to be in this year's Dublin @stpatricksfest! Our Paegant is called "Heroes"

“More updates on this, and how you can all get involved, very soon!”

This year’s St Patrick’s Day festival in Dublin is expected to be the biggest yet, coming back with a bang after a two-year absence due to the Covid pandemic.

The parade will return on March 17th, while a new “festival quarter” at the National Museum of Ireland in Collins Barracks will be home to an exciting week-long festival.

The theme of this year’s celebration is “connections” and everyone in attendance is invited to “reconnect in Dublin after the unparalleled challenges of recent years.”

Speaking about the festival, artistic director Karen Walshe said that this year’s St Patrick’s Day will be an unforgettable affair.

“We wanted to bring more creativity and inclusivity into the parade. We’ve invited new groups including Pride Festival, and Catapult events will take on the theme of heroes which will be led by Adam King, who’s filling his entire entourage with frontliners. It’s going to be a really uplifting parade,” she said.

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