It may have been the female stars' night on 'Dancing with the Stars' yesterday but it was Hughie Maughan who stole the show with his ridiculous fake tan disaster.

And while he got torn apart online, he explained how it all happened to Ryan Tubridy on RTÉ Radio One today.

"What happened was I got to the studios and I started sweating because we’d been rehearsing all day in these massive heavy clothes underneath all the lights," he told Tubridy.

"I had to constantly wipe my face and I ended up looking like a Dalmation. It was all patchy so we had to get this foundation you’d normally use for African skin - it was actually the same foundation the makeup artist used for Jamelia on the Voice."

"It was obviously for a black person and I’m white. When we put it on we realised how dark it was and then it was two minutes to air and there was nothing we could do. The other stuff they had wasn’t dark enough because the tan that was on my face."

But before you go feeling sorry for him, don't worry, he's got a sense of humour about it.

"The entire place was staring at me and the whole studio was looking at me, laughing and were gobsmacked. I just started smiling. I’m not a shy person and for the bad comments - they can get a grip. I just found it funny. I’m one of those types of people, I’m bonkers when it comes to certain things."

"It’s made people speak about me which is probably a good thing, I am on a TV show… Isn’t that the point of television."

You can listen to Hughie's chat with Ryan in full over on the RTÉ Player.

Via The Mirror