Dancing with the Stars returned Sunday night, and RTE viewers agreed that the celebrity stood out from the pack in her debut dance.
The sixth season of the annual dance competition saw Doireann Garrihy take to the dance floor alongside Jennifer Zamparelli instead of Nicky Byrne as host in the first year.
A comedy skit featuring last year’s contestants and an impressive dance routine by Doireann, Jennifer and this season’s hopefuls will kick things off.
First to emerge from the 2023 DWTS class was Pusca’s named footballer Stephanie Roche, who had the lowest score of the night.
Judge Lorraine Barry has told Stephanie to learn to “trust” her partner Elvinus Melferdas in the coming weeks.
Shortly after the announcement that she was stepping down as CEO of beauty range SoSu Cosmetics, influencer Susannah Jackson scored 23 points in a sizzling samba, prompting judges to decide where she would go next. Saying he was “thrilled” to see it, he had a blast with Brian, the notoriously tough judge.
After ruling out the strict curse that befell him and Laura Nolan, former Terry Republic host Kevin McGahan said that despite Bryan calling him his “chicken arm,” the judge gave him a 19-year-old. I got my points and got off to a good start.
Dublin GAA legend Bernard and Alan’s brother Paul Brogan, who were in the audience, scored 15 points on his American Smooth, making the family dynasty proud. New dad Arthur Grunrian joked that his “big muscles” could help him as the weeks went on.
Delhi Girls actress Leah O’Rourke, who recently wrapped up her time on the beloved sitcom, has a Jenny Joyce ‘Good Two Shoes’ persona in favor of her 14-scoring edgy dance routine. threw away.
Dr. Marie Cassidy, a former state pathologist, embraced the show’s welcoming atmosphere after decades of intense research. I dismissed Brian’s claim that he was smart.
Glee star Damian McGinty delivered a high level of likeability in his first RTE outing. The man behind Rory Flanagan was told by Lorraine that his “superior” tango had a “rich demeanor.” A bookmaker favorite for lifting the glitter ball he scored 19 points.
Ireland’s Eurovision 2022 darling, Brook Scallion, dazzled in neon lights for an excellent debut dance that Arthur deemed “magnificent” and Lorraine branded “incredible”.
Brooke had a night he will never forget as he scored a record-breaking 25 points. This is the highest tally a celebrity has received for their first dance!
Of all the celebrities showing off their newfound dance chops, it was Brooke whose Twitter hashtag for the show shone with positive reviews.
One said: @DWTSIRL Wowzer.
Whilst someone wrote: “Alright Alright Brook could have missed the Eurovision final. SHES MAKING THE DWTS FINAL #DWTSIRL.”
Doireann’s 2FM colleague Carl Mullan was as good as ever with his dance to the iconic “Cheer Up Sleepy Jean.” Karl scored his 16 points, although he made a slight mistake with his footwork.
The instantly recognizable rugby star Shane Byrne and his mullet scored points for his quick steps, which Bryan called “really strong”.
Rounding out was Panty Bliss, the iconic drag star who got a lot of cheers for their routine. Panty scored his 23 points following positive words from Bryan, including “Yas Queen.”
What a night! Can’t wait to do it again next week.