Yet another 'Dancing with the Stars' contestant has been confirmed for the next season.
Former Miss Universe Ireland, Grainne Gallanagh, is the fifth star confirmed to join the celebrity line-up for RTÉ One’s 'Dancing with the Stars' this January.
Speaking about her participation in 'Dancing with the Star', Donegal girl-turned-international model Grainne said, "I am delighted to be a part of the show, I’m so, so happy to be here. I’m really excited for when the show actually starts, you know, we’ve had a taste of the glitz and glamour already with the photoshoots etc but I actually cannot wait to get stuck into rehearsals and then for the live shows to begin.
"I am nervous though about picking up the dances quick enough but I‘m going to try my absolute best and bring in my competitive spirit while enjoying the experience overall."
11 celebrities in total take part in the competition with each star partnered up with a professional dancer. They will tackle a different dance genre each week from the Paso Doble to the Viennese waltz and will have just seven days to perfect their routine before performing it live to the nation.
Jennifer Zamparelli will be returning as host of 'Dancing with the Stars' alongside Nicky Byrne while the judging panel of Brian Redmond, Loraine Barry and Julian Benson are all returning. Once again the celebrities and their dancers will be scored by both the judges and the viewing public at home.
'Dancing with the Stars' will air for 12 weeks from Sunday, 5 January at 6.30pm.