COMEDIAN Neil Delamere has talked about how his time on Dancing With The Stars will likely be included in one of his comedy shows.
The Offaly The 43-year-old – who surprised many at the opening ceremony with a crystal scarf that was even appreciated by Missy Keating – admits glitz and glamor are pure gold for those fascinated.
Funny people Neil told us: “You’re dancing in heels, wearing fake tans and moving your hips in a way that very few men wag their hips, if that doesn’t ignite your imagination then I’ll be very surprised.
“The great thing is, it doesn’t take you long to make up the joke because everyone knows about DWTS and if the joke is funny enough, the audience will love it.”
It works both ways with Neil beat the DWTS gag writers for the funniest line on the inaugural show.
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When asked “what are you doing on this show?” by server Jennifer Zamperelli, the star replied, “Not much work right now”.
“I don’t tell anyone something they don’t know about live gigs,” he explains.
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“I had gigs in January but some of them were more viable because of limitations. You cannot avoid what is happening.”
But Neil will return with a bang, making headlines at Belfast’s SSE Arena on February 26, in the biggest solo show of his career to date.
And DWTS has given him a profile far beyond his old life as team captain on RTE2’s The Panel.
He said: “18:30pm on RTE One on a Sunday night is huge.
“You immediately notice the reaction I get on the street – people come up and say ‘where are your sequins today?’ or ‘what are you dancing to this week?’
“It’s all very positive. Making DWTS is incredibly fun. ”
Tonight’s show will see the first dancer eliminated. Votes often come from local areas, with soccer player Kerry Aidan O’Mahony won the first season with GAA support.
But Neil said: “My constituency is people who like The Panel or people in the midlands where I come from? You can drive yourself up the wall when you think about it.
“You can’t worry about something you have no control over. I definitely really enjoy doing this and I want to stay in the competition for as long as possible. ”
With all the dancers practicing in the do Limited vividnessNeil says he won’t know until tonight whether the impending removal will change the atmosphere.
Neil said: “The main feeling I get is that everyone is so happy to have finished their first dance.
“It’s one of the most nerve-wracking. People might think that since I’ve done gigs in front of live audiences that’s what I’ve been used to, but this is completely different. ”
Some were expecting the comedy when Neil and expert Kylee Vincent were chosen to do a paso play for The Darkness’ hit I Believe in a Thing Called Love.
But please rate Loraine Barry raved about his “strong performance” before the panel gave him a respectable 17.
And even with the harsh response Neil claims a career in comedy has made it difficult for him with anything the judges might hit him with.
“I’m in an industry where you get criticized,” he said. If it is constructive, you should take care of it and improve. Also, the judges are experts in their field, which is what they’re there for. ”
- DANCING With The Stars airs at 6:30 p.m. on RTE One.
https://www.thesun.ie/tv/8247608/neil-delamere-dancing-with-stars-comedy-routine/ Comedian Neil Delamere pledges Dancing With The Stars will end up in my comedy routine