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Dancing With The Stars finalist Jordan Conroy says he'll use new moves to impress ladies

"With all the ballroom posture my wedding dance is going to be A1!”

Jordan Conroy

Clodagh Meaney

Rugby star and Dancing With The Stars finalist Jordan Conroy has said that he’ll use his new found dance moves to “impress the ladies.”

The 28-year-old Rugby sevens player will compete in the final of the RTE show this weekend.

Discussing his plan for when the show finishes he told RTE Lifestyle that he’s returning to rugby and can’t wait to use his moves on the dancefloor.

“I’m straight back into the rugby, but I won’t forget these moves.”

“If I was to organise a night out I’d do dancing classes for the lads because it is a lot of fun,” he added.

“I'l definitely use these moves on the dance floor to try and impress a lady in the future and with all the ballroom posture my wedding dance is going to be A1!”

He is partnered with professional dancer Salome Chachua who joined the show from Dancing With The Stars in her homeland of Georgia.

Singer Erica Cody, Paralympian Ellen Keane and former jockey Nina Carberry are also finalists set to compete on Sunday night’s show.

Conroy said he hopes to see Carberry lift the glitterball.

“That woman has put in 110% while raising two kids,” he said.

“Everyone deserves it, but if I had to pick it would be Nina, because she’s literally Wonder Woman to me.

“She’s been such an amazing dancer as well. I wouldn’t mind losing to any of them at this stage.”

The Offaly man added that his highlight of the show was landing his first score of 30.

“That Contemporary Ballroom with the lift I will remember,” he said.

“During dedication week I got to open up a side to myself that I haven’t in about 20 years, it was a very emotional week. Opening up about my past life felt so good because I got to share my story.

“I got a lot of feedback from people who have been in similar situations, women who empathised with my mother because they were also in abusive relationships, and men and boys saying, my mum has been in the same situation.

“There can be a stigma around men having feelings, I know myself, when I need to cry, I cry. People need to let out their emotions because bottling them up can be toxic.”

The Dancing With The Stars finale airs on Sunday, 27 March at 6.30pm on RTÉ One and RTÉ Player.

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