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Last night.

On RTÉ’s Dancing With The Stars.

Contestant Hughie Maughan , left of host Nicky Byrne (above), went blackface.

He spoke to Ryan Tubridy on RTE Radio One this morning.

From their discussion:

Hughie Maughan: “I didn’t think it was going to be like, so many, one of the top trending things on Twitter and be in all the newspapers and…this morning I got a, I’d seen a clip, there’s a channel in America, and there’s a chat show and they spoke about my tan on the chat show.”

Ryan Tubridy: “And how do you feel about that?”

Maughan: “I think, that’s just weird because that was a genuine mistake. If I’d planned something probably nobody would speak about that. Cause I’d never be clever enough to speak about..it was a genuine mistake, it was like trying to make a bad situation better and then it just got worse.”

Tubridy: “The producer of the programme said ‘Hughie is like a hyperactive child. He can’t sit still or concentrate on one thing for any length of time. Everything he does is over the top, including his tan. I don’t know what he’ll be like next week. Maybe he’s going for a sponsorship deal with Ronseal‘.”

Maughan: Laughs.

Tubridy: “That’s from Larry Bass, of Shinawil, according to Melanie Finn, in the Herald this morning.”

Maughan: “Yeah, I know who he is. He’s just em… he’s really nice. But yeah, like…There’s people forgetting that I came from the Big Brother house. I’m not one of these, I’m not a professional athlete or something. I came from a trashy reality TV show. And I’ll probably go to another trashy reality TV show after Dancing with the Stars…”

Later

Tubridy: “Well, you’re adding to the entertainment factor of the programme, no doubt about it. You’re a good sport to get up for us this morning and take our call. I appreciate it…”

Watch Dancing with the Stars back here

Listen to The Ryan Tubridy Show back here

Pic: Bibi Paloma

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Des Cahill (above) and the cast of RTÉ’s Dancing with the Stars (top) from left: Des Bishop, Aidan O’Mahony, Denise McCormack; Des Cahill, Katherine Lynch, Dayl Cronin, Aobhinn  Garrihy, Dr Eve Orsmond, Thalia Heffernan, Hughie Maughan and Teresa Mannion

When asked if considers himself Ireland’s answer to Strictly star Ed Balls – who proved to be an unlikely hit with viewers after appearing on the BBC show – Cahill said he does, except he’s even older than 49-year-old Labour politician.

Des said: “It would [be a fair comparison] except I’m ten years older than Ed Balls. He was the fat old guy and I’m ten years older.”

*Kicks telly*

RTE Dancing With The Stars contestant Des Cahill says he could be Ireland’s answer to Ed Balls (The irish Mirror)

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“We are delighted to be bringing such a hugely popular format as Dancing with the Stars to RTÉ One…we are confident that Irish audiences will take this home-grown version to their hearts. Family entertainment shows are a cornerstone of what RTÉ One is all about.”

Adrian Lynch, Channel Controller, RTÉ One and RTÉ2.

*Cha-cha-chas over imaginary telly licence*

Thanks Garthicus

Ronan Murphy writes:

Seen the ads for the new Dancing with the Stars on Channel 7 in Australia and thought, Jaysus, I don’t know any of this lot. Hold the phone there’s bloody Vogue! Or as Channel 7 put it:

Vogue Williams (International DJ) – dancing with Christopher Page (top)
 – Vogue Williams has been a DJ in her homeland of Ireland for five years and most recently held a residency at the hip inner city club Andrews Lane Theatre in Dublin. Vogue, who has also modeled, is engaged to fellow Irish superstar and Australia’s Got Talent judge Brian McFadden.’

 

Meet The 2012 Dancing With The Stars Cast (Yahoo.au)