Dancing with the Stars shake-up as two pro dancers fall ill

Jason Smyth with his Partner Karen Byrne
Pic: Kyran O’Brien /kobpix

While we may only be entering our second week of Dancing with the Stars, it’s safe to say some celebrities are already in for a challenge.

Sadly, due to illness, two of this year’s pro-dancers won’t be taking to the floor tonight.

The dancers in question include one of the show’s OGs, pro-Karen Byrne and Kylee Vincent.

So what does this mean for their celebrity dance partners?

Pic: Barry McCall

Thankfully, Jason who originally planned to dance with Karen will now perform with professional dancer Juliia Vaslyenko.

Announcing the news in a statement, Dancing with the Stars said: “Juliia is a 30-year-old former Ukranian Latin American dance champion who joined the show as an additional dancer for Season 7.”

“I am very grateful to the people of Ireland and Dancing with the Stars for giving me such a great opportunity and chance to show myself,” added Juliia

Taking to Instagram earlier today, Jason wished his original partner a quick recovery before adding: “Let’s keep the spirit high!”

Pic: Barry McCall

With Kylee also being forced to pull out of the competition last minute, that left her celebrity dance partner Davy Russell searching for a replacement.

It is now confirmed that Davy will take to the floor with Laura Nolan instead.

This will mean that Laura will now be performing twice on the bight, however, the Dubliner was more than happy to take on the task.

Well, the show must go on as they say!

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