The first four famous contestants of this year’s Universal Jump have been announced.
anti Bliss (Rory O’Neill), Brooke Scullion, Paul Brogan and Suzanne Jackson, will be among 11 celebrities who will hit the dance floor for the hit series when it returns to RTÉ 1 in January.
All four will be interviewed on the Late Late Show tomorrow night.
Panti Bliss/Rory O’Neill
Rory O’Neill, aka Panti Bliss, is Ireland’s most famous drag artist and will be part of the first same-sex couple to enter the competition. DWTS.
O’Neill has performed as Panti since 1998 and in 2007 opened the Panti Bar on Capel Street in Dublin, which has become one of Ireland’s most popular gay bars.
The Mayo native became a household name in Ireland when he spoke out and campaigned for equality in the 2015 marriage referendum.
Many consider Panti’s now-famous “Noble Call” on The Abbey stage to be a moment of debate and change of opinion.
After the marriage referendum, Panti became a symbol of change in Ireland and was even mentioned as a charismatic figure.
“It’s happening! I can’t wait to be on the dance floor with my partner – and that will help me get in shape after the lockdown,” says Panti.
“I feel really honored to be a part of the first same-sex couple to compete on the Dancing with the stars at the beginning of a series. It was a really exciting time!
Brooke represents Ireland at Eurovision in 2022 with So richwhich she co-wrote.
She went to Turin in Italy to participate in the competition but was unlucky not to qualify.
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Hailing from Bellaghy in Co Derry, Brooke first came to public attention in 2020 on UK Voices. All four coaches supported Brooke and she made it to the finals.
Brooke said: “I am delighted to be involved Dancing with the stars family and is part of an iconic Irish series. What girl doesn’t want to wear dance shoes every Sunday night?! It’s a dream come true – put on sequins!”
Paul Brogan is a former Dublin footballer who won the All-Ireland Championship.
He is part of the Brogan GAA dynasty as the younger brother of legendary Dublin player Bernard and former senior football captain Alan.
Paul was on Dublin’s winning team for the 2008 O’Byrne Cup and was a member of the Dublin council that won three Leinster titles and the 2011 All-Ireland senior football championship. senior Dublin in 2012.
“I am very excited to be a part of this program. I’m a competitive person, but this is how I get out of my comfort zone and from what I’ve trained so far, I know it won’t be easy,” he said.
The 36-year-old admits that although he doesn’t have much dancing experience, he’s willing to give it a try and the worst that can happen is being teased by his brothers and former teammates. .
“It will take a lot of work, but it will also be fun. So far, the rehearsals have been great and I’m looking forward to the live performances. It will be a great experience and a new test. It will just be another match in a different stadium – Croke Park to RTÉ.”
Suzanne started blogging in 2010 under the name SoSueMe, where she wrote about everything fashion and beauty related, and quickly noticed her growing readership and any products she sold. All of her recommendations sold out immediately.
By 2013, she left her day job to dedicate herself to her own business, and in 2016 she took another leap when she launched her own beauty line SoSu Cosmetics. .
It has proven to be extremely successful and developed with an estimated value of 2.12 million euros.
In July 2022, Suzanne announced her plans to step down as CEO of the business. She recommends RTÉ’s Style advisorsand just finished filming season 4 which is scheduled to air in 2023.
Suzanne said: “I watched DWTS for many years and I love the show and everything about it – from the dance, glamor and costumes to all the incredible people involved. It’s a great product and to be a part of it this year has been a dream for me.
“I was an Irish dancer when I was younger, but dancing is a completely different challenge. The timing is right for me and I’ll give it my all with my partner.”
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