RTÉ today announced that Amanda Byram has decided not to return for series three of 'Dancing With the Stars'. Amanda has co-presented the RTÉ One Sunday night series for its first two seasons with Nicky Byrne.
Amanda 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!"
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."
Larry Bass, Executive Producer said: "On behalf of everyone on the production, we at ShinAwiL want to thank Amanda Byram for helping launch 'Dancing With the Stars' in Ireland. We wish her all the very best and continued success in her career. We look forward to an exciting new series of 'Dancing with the Stars' with a new co-presenter to work with Nicky Byrne on season three in January."
Nicky Byrne said: "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."
Season three of 'Dancing With the Stars' will begin in January 2019 and Nicky Byrne will return at the helm with a new co-presenter.