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RTE announces Doireann Garrihy is to replace Nicky Byrne on DWTS

RTÉ today revealed that the 2FM DJ would join Jennifer Zamparelli on Dancing with the Stars.

Doireann is joining her fellow 2FM pal Jennifer on the next season of DWTS

The pair know each other well from the 2FM studios

Lottie won season 4 of the show and was tipped to replace Nicky

Daragh KeanySunday World

Doireann Garrihy will join Jennifer Zamparelli to present series 6 of the hugely popular Dancing With The Stars when it returns to our screens on RTÉ One in January.

Radio star Doireann has previously presented Big Night In, The Podge and Rodge Show and Reeling in the Fears while her comedy show The Doireann Project aired on RTÉ Player and RTÉ2.

She is also one third of 2FM’s Breakfast show each morning, alongside Donncha O’Callaghan and Carl Mullan.

Doireann told “I am ecstatic to be joining the Dancing with the Stars family - the glitziest gang in town! This is a dream come true for me. I cannot wait to get going with the team. I never thought I’d say this but roll on the month of January!”

The pair know each other well from the 2FM studios

Returning for the fifth year in a row is Jennifer Zamparelli who said last night, “I’m really excited to welcome my 2FM pal, Doireann as my new co-host on the show. I predict a lot fun and a lot of laughs! It’s shaping up to be a new great series.”

There was a lot of speculation in recent weeks about who would replace Nicky Byrne after he announced that he would not be able to continue working on the show due to commitments with Westlife.

Season 4 winner Lottie Ryan was the bookies’ favourite while Brian Dowling, James Patrice and 2FM stars Carl Mullen and Laura Fox were also tipped.

Lottie won season 4 of the show and was tipped to replace Nicky

Filling our Sunday evenings with glitz and glamour from January the RTÉ One series, produced by Shinawil, sees 11 well-known stars team up with a professional dancer to perform a live routine every week.

Each pairing will have a different dancing genre to master every week, from the Charleston to hip hop, and they’ll have just seven days to perfect their routine before performing live to the nation.

Each celebrity couple will be scored by an expert panel of judges and the viewing public at home, with the winning couple claiming the much-coveted glitter ball trophy at the end of the series.

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