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19th Dec 2022

The Dancing With The Stars couples have been revealed

Ellen Fitzpatrick

It’s back!

Get your dancing shoes on because RTÉ has officially announced who this year’s Dancing With The Stars contestants are partnering up with.

Now brace yourself, there are quite a few famous faces to name off here.

The much loved series returns on January 8 at 6.30pm on RTÉ One with Jennifer Zamparelli joined by new co-host Doireann Garrihy.

So are you ready for the celeb-dancer duos?

Former gaelic footballer Paul Brogan is swapping out his boots for dance shoes as he hits the floor with Salome Chachua, who was the only female pro dancer to make it to the final last year.

Former Glee star Damian McGinty is paired with Kylee Vincent, and they’re really going ot be competitive as they dance against Kylee’s husband Stephen Vincent who is paired with Marie Cassidy.

Comedian Kevin McGahern will be accompanied by returning pro Laura Nolan while former rugby international Shane Byrne is paired with Karen Byrne.

2FM Breakfast host Carl Mullan is partnered with Emily Barker, and they as she has previously made it to the final, they’ll be itching to get back there.

Panti Bliss is partnered with Ukrainian dancer Denys Samson, who originally took part in the Ukrainian version of the show before joining last year.

Footballer Stephanie Roche is also swapping her boots for dancing shoes as she partners with Ervinas Merfeldas.

Derry Girls star Leah O’Rourke is joining John Nolan while Eurovision singer Brooke Scullion is set to dance with Maurizio Benenato.

And last but not least, Suzanne Jackson is dancing with Michael Danilczuk, who won the second season of the BBC One competition series The Greatest Dancer.