Dancing With The Stars duo Matthew MacNabb and his dance partner Laura Nolan have confirmed they are now a couple.
Former Love Island star MacNabb and Ms Nolan were voted out of the show’s semifinals last night but they confirmed their romance with a kiss.
MacNabb said the pair enjoyed their last dance together and he thanked Laura for helping him get over his “two left feet”.
While Ms. Nolan told RTÉ Ryan Tubridy Show that they were “a bit disappointed” to miss the final but also “very proud” to have made it this far in the competition.
MacNabb said he and Laura had an instant romantic connection.
“She is so positive and so kind and nice to people. i just like [that] She has such a love for life that I immediately resonated,” he said.
“She’s not afraid to do things that are really admirable … I think in today’s society, Laura is the kind of woman that young women should aspire to because she’s strong, she’s talented, she works hard and she does.” don’t let anything get in the way of it.”
While Ms. Nolan initially said the publicity was “a lot” to deal with, their relationship grew naturally.
“It was just a natural thing that happened between us. We got along so well. It wasn’t something I expected when I came on the show,” she said.
“It’s just happened that over the weeks we’ve really hit it off as people and really enjoy each other’s company, so it’s just nice.”
After the pair were eliminated last night, MacNabb said: “It’s been an absolute rollercoaster ride… I’ve grown as a person. Thank you all. Laura is so talented, she’s incredible at what she does.”
In a shock public vote, singer Erica Cody and her professional dance partner Denys Samson ended up dancing off with MacNabb and Nolan.
Cody and Samson had put on a lively jive, but it failed to convince viewers. The couple was placed in the bottom two.
Now they will fight to compete with dancers who have reached higher places on the leaderboard.
It’s looking increasingly likely that former jockey Nina Carberry could claim the crown in next week’s grand final.
Carberry performed an incredible pasa doble, a routine that was possibly one of the best dances ever seen on the show, and as a result, she scored a full house of 30 points.
Host Nicky Byrne announced that the performance was the highest-scoring Paso in five DWTS series. “It’s never happened before,” Byrne said.
“I can’t believe it,” Carberry said.
“Rachael Blackmore isn’t the only jockey celebrating this weekend,” said judge Brian Redmond.
One of the most impressive parts of the routine was Carberry’s backward fall, a daring move that she relied on dance partner Pasquale La Rocca to complete.
“I was just hoping Pasquale would catch me, and he did,” she said.
The judges were convinced that Carberry is the dancer to beat and that she deserves a spot in next week’s grand finals.
Rugby player Jordon Conroy performed an American Smooth with his dance partner Salome Chachua.
Conroy said he was the “dancing king” as he had danced to the death more than anyone else.
However, the judges commented on how much he had grown and matured as a dancer this week.
And Conroy even said that a three-minute dance marathon performed by all participants was even more intense than rugby practice.
The athlete said he felt his peers would now see how far he had come.
Ellen Keane and her pro dancer Stephen Vincent performed the Charleston and the gold Paralympian even managed to break the worm dance into a routine.
The pair gained a maximum of 30 points, Keane’s first of the season and a week after she landed in the dreaded dance-off.
“I’m over the moon but I would still go out and do the worm again,” said the swimmer. “It’s better than winning gold.”
https://www.independent.ie/entertainment/television/tv-news/dancing-with-the-stars-duo-matthew-macnabb-and-laura-nolan-confirm-relationship-we-get-on-so-well-41470126.html Dancing With The Stars duo Matthew MacNabb and Laura Nolan confirm relationship: “We get along so well”