Julian Benson

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Jockey Nina Carberry and Pasquale La Rocca during the Dancing With The Stars live show. Photograph: Kyran O’Brien/Kobpix

After three months, gallons of sweat and a lifetime supply of cha-cha-chas and pasodobles, the final of Dancing with the Stars 2022 is almost here. It(...)

Jockey Nina Carberry and Pasquale La Rocca during the Dancing With The Stars live show. Photograph: Kyran O’Brien

It’s two years since Dancing with the Stars (RTÉ One, 6.30pm) staged a hasty retreat from the schedules as the Covid crisis went from bad dream to liv(...)

2FM presenter Lottie Ryan and pro dancer Pasquale La Rocca celebrate winning the Final of Dancing with the Stars. Photograph: Kyran O’Brien

Until a few weeks ago this was set to be a season of Dancing with the Stars much like any other. It was obvious from early on that eventual winner Lot(...)

Dancing with the Stars: Mary Kennedy with John Nolan on her final night on the show.  Photograph: Kyran O’Brien

It’s an evening of high drama on Dancing with the Stars as Mary Kennedy becomes the sixth contestant to be eliminated from the competition. She receiv(...)

Dancing with the Stars: Fr Ray Kelly and Kylee Vincent in rehearsals before the show. Photograph: Tom Honan / The Irish Times

Dancing wih the Stars has been a ratings juggernaut for RTE since it first aired four years ago. But what's it like to put an episode together(...)

Fr Ray Kelly with pro dancer Kylee Vincent.  Photo Credit: Kyran O’Brien Photography

Sweaty palms, racing pulses, melting heats. Either it’s the first meeting of a new Fine Gael-Fianna Fáil coalition or we’ve reached Valentine’s Week o(...)

Glenda Gilson and Robert Rowinski during the live show of Dancing with the stars. Photograph: Kyran O’Brien

There are miracles, and then there is Fr Ray Kelly’s ongoing participation in Dancing with the Stars. He somehow survives again this week despite a pu(...)

Nonagenarian jam makers and celebrity tractor crimes – excellent work, Big Week on the Farm.

On Monday’s Big Week on the Farm: Harvest (RTÉ1, Monday to Thursday) I watch two hair stylists giving a makeover to some cows. “It’s finally happening(...)

Lack of spark: Dancing with the Stars co-hosts Jennifer Zamparelli and Nicky Byrne. Photographs: Kyran O'Brien

So Dancing With The Stars has foxtrotted into the sunset for another year. It has been a season of highs, lows and in-betweens (you can debate among y(...)

Mairead Ronan and John Nolan with the Gtitterball Trophy after winning this year's Dancing with the Stars. Photograph: Kyran O'Brien

After 12 weeks, one blackout, and enough Nicky Byrne one-liners to keep us ticking over for the rest of our lives, Mairéad Ronan has been crowned winn(...)

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