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27th Oct 2023

Daniel O’Donnell tipped to join next year’s Dancing With The Stars

Fiona Frawley

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Who else wants to see Daniel O’Donnell in fake tan and sequins?

Well, it might be on the cards as he has become the latest name to potentially take part in next year’s Dancing With The Stars when it returns to our screens in January.

BoyleSports makes the Donegal crooner a 6/1 second favourite with fellow rumoured contestant, model Roz Purcell still the frontrunner in the betting at 4/1.

It wouldn’t be the first time he has put on his dancing shoes as the country music star from Kincasslagh took part in the UK’s Strictly Come Dancing in 2015 where he was the third celebrity to exit the competition.

Daniel O'Donnell
Credit: Getty

Yet BoyleSports believes Daniel’s star power in Ireland could see him go a lot further in the competition and maybe even stand a chance at taking the trophy.

Plus who knows, maybe appearing on Strictly ignited a passion for dance in wee Daniel. He might be a master ballroom dancer now and we just don’t know it!

Lawrence Lyons, spokesperson for BoyleSports said: “Daniel O’Donnell is country music royalty. He might not be as young or as hip as some of his rumoured co-stars but make no mistake about it – he has a legion of loyal fans all over Ireland that would vote in their droves.

“Wee Daniel could be the biggest sure thing if he does decide to dust off his dance shoes.”

Daniel O'donnellCredit: Getty

Behind Tipperary model and TV personality, Roz Purcell at 4/1 and Daniel at 6/1 in the betting, is TikTok star Tadhg Fleming, now at 7/1, Wild Youth frontman and former Eurovision hopeful David Whelan at 9/1 and retired RTE newsreader Eileen Dunne, who is 12/1.

Former Late Late Show host Ryan Tubridy is the 50/1 outsider on BoyleSports’ list.

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