Panti Bliss in line to star in new series of Dancing with the Stars

Ireland’s most famous drag queen is in line to star in the new series of Dancing with the Stars.

It can be revealed that gay rights activist, real name Rory O’Neill, has agreed to join the entertainment show and will appear as Panti Bliss’ replacement.

He will dance with a male professional, making them the first all-male collaboration on the Irish version of the show.

Former Big Brother star Brian Dowling joined professional dancer Kai Widdrington for ‘Swap Week’ in 2020, but Panti Bliss working with a male professional for the duration of the series is a first. for the biggest show on Irish television.

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Rory O’Neill aka Panti Bliss

We can also reveal that Panti will be joined by Brooke Scullion, Ireland’s Eurovision participant.

The 23-year-old Co Derry woman performed at the singing competition in
Italy earlier this year with her song It’s Rich.

Brooke, who is from Bellaghy, also joined The Voice UK series in 2020, where she finished in third place.

During the pandemic, Brooke had to find a job as a real estate agent because there was no work on the music scene.

Brooke also starred in the second series of Derry Girls and had a speaking role in the famous scene where students are challenged to find similarities and differences between Catholics and Protestants.

Other names being mentioned for the new series are Fair City’s Seamus Power, weather lady Nuala Carey, former GAA stars Philly McMahon and Kieran Donaghy, and 2fm DJs Tracy Clifford and Laura Fox.

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Former GAA pundit Pat Spillane is also linked to the show after retiring from the Sunday Game, but last month he said: “I turned down an offer to appear on the show last year and I wasn’t loved. to make an upcoming series of films.

“But even if they asked me, I would still say no because (a) I’m 66, (b) I can’t dance and (c) my knees don’t fit.

“I want to be paid to make myself comfortable,” he laughs. “I am a big enough eejit now, but to make my eejit bigger when doing a dance performance? Jaysus, no! “

Host Nicky Byrne has resigned to make time for the Westlife tour and he has been replaced by Doireann Garrihy, who will co-host with Jennifer Zamparelli.

Top racer Nina Carberry won the competition last year with the help of Pasquale La Rocca, who has won the show in recent years as his partner Lottie Ryan won the show. Covid hit show in 2020. No series in 2021.

Dancing with the Stars will begin in the new year.

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