Star-struck at the INEC as dancers delight

CELEBRITIES were strutting their stuff with a vengeance in Killarney this Friday afternoon as they took to the stage at the INC for their final dress rehearsal prior to staging three super Dancing With The Stars dance spectaculars tonight and tomorrow.

Spanning two days, the sensational dance production will feature five celebrities and pro-dancers from the past three series with three live shows taking place, starting tonight with two more on Saturday afternoon and Saturday night.

Emily Barker and Johnny Ward pictured perfecting their moves

The celebrities and professional dancers have been working extra hard to ensure they get 10 points for their routines in Killarney.

Leading the returning celebrities is reigning champion Mairead Farrell and her pro-dance partner John Nolan and, following in their footsteps are Johnny Ward and Emily Barker, Jake Carter and Karen Byrne, Cliona O’Hagan and Robert Rowinski and Thalia Heffernan and Ryan McShane.

Judges this weekend will be hard-hitting TV adjudicator Brian Redmond, Captain Sparkles Julian Benson and 2005 Strictly Come Dancing champion Lilia Kopylova.

The effervescent actress Clelia Murphy picks up the presenter’s microphone for the weekend and she will be joined on Saturday by special guest star GAA broadcaster Marty Morrissey who is planning to bring a Marty Party to the INEC.

Pictures: Don MacMonagle. Click on individual images for details

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