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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)