Dáithí Ó Sé on why he had to turn down Dancing with the Stars

Dáithí Ó Sé

We would love to see Dáithí Ó Sé in sequin of a Sunday night.

And we’re not the only ones.

When VIP Magazine catches up with the Today Show presenter, he reveals that he has been forced to turn down Dancing with the Stars…despite the fact he would love to do it.

“They’ve asked me every year to do Dancing with the Stars and it is a show I would love to do. But we couldn’t get the balance of doing The Today Show in Cork, the training in Dublin and living in Galway,” he tells us.

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”We couldn’t nail it down. I know it’s a show I would have loved to take part in, but I don’t know how well I would have done.”

And it would be a great way to keep healthy as Dáithí is putting his health first after learning about his high cholesterol. He teamed up with Benecol to help spread the message of getting your cholesterol checked and taking care of yourself.

“I get my blood done every year and for the first time, there was a problem with them. I found out I had high cholesterol. So I started taking a Benecol every day in the morning with my breakfast. My father also had some heart issues as well, as did my uncle, he had three heart transplants. I knew I had to do something about it,” he tells us.

In fact, his little health scare has inspired him to prioritise himself.

Dáithí Ó Sé

“I never make New Year’s resolutions because I would always start to mind myself coming up to the Rose of Tralee. That was the time for me to start straightening my cap. But after missing the Rose of Tralee for two years then trying to get back into it last year, well, I made a solemn promise to myself that I would be going into 2023 with a different outlook on life.

“I would lose two stone and then put it all back on over the course of the year. So I said in 2023 I’m not doing it. I’m going to keep it going. You have to mind yourself as much as you would mind anyone else. You have to put yourself up there in pole position with the rest of your family.”

While he won’t be shimmying his way across the dancefloor this year, he will be taking charge of his son, Mícheál Óg’s primary school football teams. We don’t know which would be more difficult Dancing with the Stars or football coaching primary school students!

Benecol asks people to consider their heart health, as they share stories from real people as a timely reminder to others to check your cholesterol levels. The full range of Benecol products, spreads, drinks and yoghurts, are available in all major Irish retailers.

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