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28th Aug 2018

Dancing With the Stars Ireland host quits the show after two seasons

Keeley Ryan

Amanda Byram has announced that she will not be returning for series three of Dancing With the Stars Ireland.

She has co-presented the RTÉ One programme with Nicky Byrne for the last two seasons – and credited her departure to “personal and professional commitments”.

In a statement posted to her Instagram account, she said:

“It’s with a heavy heart I share the news that due to personal and professional commitments both in London and LA, I won’t be joining the team for season three of DWTS Ireland.

“Walking away from such a successful and enjoyable show has been a difficult decision and I wish everyone the same success and enjoyment this year… keep dancing!”

The third season of Dancing With the Stars Ireland is set to kick off in January 2019. Nicky Byrne will be presenting the series with a new co-host.

Following the news of her departure, John McHugh, Group Head of Entertainment, RTÉ said:

“We would like to thank Amanda for being a key part of the team that brought Dancing With the Stars to Irish audiences for the last two seasons and wish her continued success in her career.

“Plans are underway for the show’s return in January and we will announce who will be co-presenting with Nicky Byrne in the coming months.”

Meanwhile, her co-host, Nicky Byrne, said that he was going to miss her when the series returned.

He added:

“It’s been a pleasure working with Amanda over the last two seasons of Dancing with the Stars.

“We’ve had a right laugh co-hosting such an exciting show together and I’m going to miss the fun we enjoyed every Sunday evening.

“I wish her all the very best with her future projects.”