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06th Sep 2023

Popular Dancing with the Stars pro reveals she’s leaving the show

Dancing with the Stars won’t be the same without her.

Dancing with the Stars professional dancer Emily Barker has announced she is leaving the show.

The dancer confirmed the news on Instagram and explained why it was time to hang up her dancing shoes.

Emily has been part of the show since she was 18 years old, taking part in six seasons of the popular RTÉ show, but believes it’s time to move on.


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She said: “I’ve had 6 wonderful seasons on the show since starting at age 18. I’ve given my absolute everything to the production for years and have loved every moment of helping my celebrities improve year on year.”

Emily praised her celebrity partners for making her time on the show so special, including radio presenter Carl Mullan, who she won the show with this year.

“Thank you to all of my celebrity partners for trusting me and always giving me 1000% effort in rehearsals. It’s been an amazing ride! 3 finals and a win later and I’m hanging up my dwts dance shoes for the foreseeable.”

Emily told her fans that she is going to focus on new projects in the future.

“Thank you to everyone who has supported me over the years. I’m ready to move onto this next chapter in my life, running my business and doing NEW THINGS,” she teased.

She added, “Watch this space.”

Fans of the dancer agreed that the show won’t be the same without Emily, but they’re excited to see what she does next.