The 2024 season of 'Dancing with the Stars' is gearing up to be a vibrant display of Irish talent, with an exciting lineup that includes former Miss World, Rosanna Davison, respected journalist Eileen Dunne, and Cork's popular TikTok star, Miriam Mullins. The show, set to return to RTÉ One in January, will also see performances by Wild Youth's David Whelan and Belfast's renowned drag queen, Blu Hydrangea.
Among the confirmed participants, Rosanna Davison, who clinched the Miss World title in 2003, stands out. Despite characterizing her dancing as 'awkwardly uncool,' Davison is determined to impress her family and make her children proud by mastering the art of dance. Her journey from the world's most prestigious beauty pageant to the dance floor promises a compelling narrative of resilience and determination.
Journalist Turns Dancer
After retirement from newsreading, Eileen Dunne is ready to embrace a new challenge on the dance floor. Known for her decades of delivering the news with precision, Dunne's participation in the show indicates her willingness to step out of her comfort zone and explore new territories. The transformation of a seasoned journalist into a dancer is expected to be a captivating spectacle.
Cork TikTok sensation Miriam Mullins is another name on the list. With her enormous fanbase on the video-sharing platform, Mullins is keen to translate her social media dance experience onto a larger stage. The journey of an influencer from small screen to primetime television provides an intriguing dimension to the show.
Musician and Drag Queen Join the Dance Ensemble
David Whelan, a member of the band Wild Youth, is also set to join the dance ensemble. Despite his nervousness about performing with a partner, Whelan is eager to conquer the dance floor. On the other hand, Blu Hydrangea, best known for winning 'RuPaul's Drag Race: UK vs. the World,' views the show as a dream come true and an opportunity to fulfill a New Year's resolution to learn dancing.
As the show gears up for its return with hosts Jennifer Zamparelli and Doireann Garrihy, and judges Brian Redmond, Loraine Barry, and Arthur Gourounlian, fans eagerly anticipate the announcement of six more celebrities who will complete the lineup.