Des Cahill reveals the reason he’s taking part in Dancing with the Stars

The sports broadcaster was initially apprehensive when he was first asked to take part.

He took some convincing!
He took some convincing!

Des Cahill has revealed that his wife is the reason he’s taking part in Dancing with the Stars.

The sports broadcaster admitted he was initially reluctant to take part in the dancing show, but his wife talked him into it.

“I said to my wife, ‘Do you know, I was asked today to do that?’ And she said, ‘What did you say?’ I said, ‘I wouldn’t do it’. ‘Oh you should!’ she said. ‘It’d be great for you. It’d be good exercise, it’d be fun’.” he told  told RTÉ Entertainment.

“I didn’t see it as fun or exercise, though the exercise thing I understood.”

Ray with his DWTS co-stars
Des with his DWTS co-stars.

The 63-year-old has also admitted that he’s finding the rigorous training schedule for the show quite challenging.

“My age and lack of fitness is a disadvantage. But the biggest one, I find, is trying to combine it. I didn’t realise there’d be so much involved.” he said.

Watch Des strut his stuff on tonight’s Dancing with the Stars on RTE One at 6.30pm.

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