Our latest DWTS celebrity has been revealed

Dancing with the Stars Pic: RTÉ

We have our ninth Dancing with the Stars contestant!

And we’re sure that she will be dancing up a storm on the floor in the new year.

The one and only Katja Mia will be taking to the dancefloor as the latest DWTS competitor.

Katja was discovered by a modelling agency in the summer of 2020 after she posted pictures online.

Pic: Barry McCall

In October 2022, Katja guest hosted Virgin Media’s Ireland AM for a week. A month later, it was announced that Katja would take up full-time hosting duties of the weekend edition of the programme.

In the past month, Katja has been announced as the new presenter of The Six O’Clock Show alongside Brian Dowling. And sure isn’t Brian a DWTS alum himself?!

Katja says: “Brian is basically family with Dancing with the Stars at this point, isn’t he? He’s been great for calming the nerves. I’m also good friends with Erica Cody and she was there to give me advice. Suzanne Jackson gave me her number and said to call her anytime. They’ve been so supportive. So you can really see there’s like a Dancing with the Stars family – a sort of sense of community here with every class.

“I’m feeling extremely excited. I feel a bit giddy as well, and I’ve met everyone and everyone’s kind of feeling the same. We’re nervous. We’re like, why did we agree to this? But we’re also ready to just have fun. I was a stage school kid growing up but I haven’t done anything like Latin dancing, ballroom dancing, anything that’s quite technical like that. So that’s the daunting part but between that and just going out with friends and dancing in clubs – I think I’ve got a bit of rhythm, so I should be OK!”

See all the Dancing with the Stars contestants here.

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