RTÉ has revealed the pairings of the remaining six couples competing on the upcoming series of Dancing with the Stars, which returns to RTÉ One this Sunday, January 9th, at 6.30 pm.
Cathy Kelly and Maurizio Benenato
Author Cathy is no stranger to topping best-seller lists with her novels, and she will be attempting to top the dancing leaderboard with her partner – newcomer Maurizio Benenato – this year on Dancing with the Stars.
Billy McGuinness and Hannah Kelly
Aslan star Billy has been paired with newcomer Hannah Kelly from Dublin and the duo will be hoping to hit the right note with the judges and the audiences at home. Light on his feet, Billy is looking forward to taking centre stage to perform with Hannah, a new pro on the line-up, who has been dancing since the age of 3.
Matthew MacNabb and Laura Nolan
Love Island star Matthew will be hoping that his slick moves when looking for love on the Island last summer can translate to the dance floor as he teams up with returning pro Laura Nolan this season. Laura joined the show in 2020 when she danced with Brian Dowling.
Nina Carberry and Pasquale La Rocca
Reigning Dancing with the Stars champion Pasquale has been putting top sportswoman Nina through her paces, with the pair hoping they can gallop home with top scores when comes to the judges and viewers alike.
Neil Delamere and Kylee Vincent
Comedian Neil and returning dancer Kylee are sure to entertain when they take to the floor. Kylee was most recently teamed with Fr Ray Kelly for the last series of the show. Kylee and Neil will find themselves competing against her husband Stephen Vincent, paired with Ellen Keane.
Erica Cody and Denys Samson
Singer Erica has been paired with Dancing with the Stars newcomer Denys Samson. Denys has already competed on the Ukrainian version of the show, and has been putting dance-lover Erica through her paces in rehearsals. Viewers will soon see if they are in tune with one another!
Aengus Mac Grainna and Emily Barker
Aengus Mac Grainna is partnered with Emily Barker for series five of Dancing with the Stars. Having made it to the final last season, Emily will be hoping this year she can go one step further and take home the glitterball trophy with this year’s partner Aengus.
Celebrity and Pro Dancer Couple Reveal: Ellen Keane and Stephen Vincent
Swimmer Ellen Keane is partnered with Stephen Vincent as he returns to Dancing with the Stars for his second series. They’ll be going for gold once they take to the dancefloor in January.
Celebrity and Pro Dancer Couple Reveal: Jordan Conroy and Salome Chachua
Ireland’s Rugby Seven’s star Jordan Conroy will dance with new pro dancer Salome Chachua. They are hoping that Jordan’s positive and hardworking attitude combined with Salome’s wealth of experience from the Dancing with the Stars in Georgia will lead them to the grand final.
Celebrity and Pro Dancer Couple Reveal: Missy Keating and Ervinas Merfeldas
Missy Keating is beginning the New Year by taking to the dancefloor with new Irish pro dancer Ervinas Merfeldas. This enthusiastic duo will be hoping that they will present their best foot forward as the competition unfolds.
Celebrity and Pro Dancer Couple Reveal: Gráinne Seoige and John Nolan
Television presenter Gráinne Seoige will dance with returning pro-dancer John Nolan for the upcoming series. The television presenter will be hoping that by learning to jive with John, they will be the waltz away with the glitterball.
Celebrity and Pro Dancer Couple Reveal: Nicolas Roche and Karen Byrne
It’s been revealed that cyclist Nicolas Roche is paired with Karen Byrne for series five of Dancing with the Stars. The former olympian and former winner of the series are working hard in studio and are ready to to shimmy their way to the dancefloor with full force.