Follow Lovin Dublin

Glenda Gilson announced as first celebrity on Dancing with the Stars

By Darragh Murphy

December 1, 2019 at 2:52pm


The first celebrity confirmed for Dancing with the Stars is Glenda Gilson.

Gilson announced that she is looking forward to taking part in the RTÉ show, which will return to our screens next month.

The next season of Dancing with the Stars gets underway on RTÉ One on Sunday, January 5 at 6:30pm.

More of Gilson's fellow celebrity dancers are expected to be revealed on Ryan Tubridy's RTÉ Radio 1 show on Monday morning.

"I'm not a dancer, so this is totally out of my comfort zone," she told RTE. "I've never danced before. But I've loved watching the show on TV so I'm really thrilled to be part of it.

"I can't wait to learn how to dance, so hopefully I do that during the Christmas period and I won't make a show of myself when I get on the live shows in January."

A former model, Gilson has gone on to carve out a very successful television presenting career for herself and while she admits that she's "a little bit scared" by the dancing challenge, she insists she's "ready to rock."

While only one celebrity has been confirmed for the new season of Dancing with the Stars, we already know that Jennifer Zamparelli and Nicky Byrne will return as hosts while judges Brian Redmond, Loraine Barry and Julian Benson will also be back.

Next season's shows will be accompanied by a podcast hosted by James Patrice, which will be available to stream and download every Monday.


Join the Lovin Dublin Newsletter

* indicates required


Marketing Permissions

Please select all the ways you would like to hear from Lovin Media Group:

You can unsubscribe at any time by clicking the link in the footer of our emails. For information about our privacy practices, please visit our website.

We use Mailchimp as our marketing platform. By clicking below to subscribe, you acknowledge that your information will be transferred to Mailchimp for processing. Learn more about Mailchimp's privacy practices here.