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Sickener Matthew MacNabb reveals he was hospitalised before Dancing With The Stars

The former Love Island contestant performed his first routine with pro dance partner Laura Nolan on Sunday night after having to step back due to Covid-19.

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Former Love Island contestant Matthew MacNabb

Former Love Island contestant Matthew MacNabb

Former Love Island contestant Matthew MacNabb

Matthew MacNabb has revealed that he was hospitalised while training for Dancing with the Stars.

The former Love Island contestant performed his first routine with pro dance partner Laura Nolan on Sunday night after having to step back due to Covid-19.

Laura was also diagnosed with the virus over Christmas.

Speaking to RSVP Live, the Down native explained that he pushed through his health issues in order to appear on the RTÉ show.

“I was in hospital and then I went to America for work,” he said.

“I was jet lagged when I came back but I was still training. Then it was Christmas and Laura got Covid and I got Covid.”

Matthew said that height can have some advantages as it makes him look more graceful while dancing, but it wasn’t enough to impress judges Loraine Barry, Brian Redmond, and Arthur Gourounlian as he and Laura only managed a score of 13 over the weekend.

He said: “I feel like I did pretty good out there, so I thought it was a bit harsh.

“My height can be a big advantage as well as being a big limiter. I think it can be a big advantage if I get really well drilled in the sense that it looks a lot more grand. But it takes a lot more work to get to that point than a person with average height.”

The reality star also confirmed that he’s single and still looking for love.

“Dating life, for me, is a weird mix of whatever happens happens. I go with the flow to see how things happen,” the 26-year-old shared.

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“It is tougher to date online now because I used to just go on Hinge before Love Island.

“I obviously can’t do that now and you have to be more careful on Instagram DMs because you don’t know who you are talking to. Anyone could be trying to trick you.

“I am up for anything, to be fair. I will see what happens," he added.

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