DWTS pro Emily Barker has left the show after six years

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Dancing With The Stars pro dancer Emily Barker has confirmed she is leaving the show.

RTÉ confirmed in August that the much loved dance show would be returning to our screens in January 2024.

Doireann Garrihy and Jennifer Zamparelli will be returning as hosts of the beloved live dance show.

This season eleven new celebrities will get the chance to show off their moves each week in the hope of dancing their way to the coveted glitter ball trophy.

Last season, which aired on RTÉ in January of this year saw 2FM’s Carl Mullan and pro partner Emily Barker take home the glitterball.


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But unfortunately it seems it was Emily’s last chance to win the coveted trophy as she has just announced she won’t be returning to the show.

The blonde bombshell took to her Instagram on Tuesday September 5, to reveal she will not be returning. She said: “Unfortunately I won’t be returning to @dwtsirl this year 🥰. I’ve had 6 wonderful seasons on the show since starting at age 18… I’ve given my absolute everything to the production for years and have loved every moment of helping my celebrities improve year on year 🥺.”

She continued on saying: “Thank you to all of my celebrity partners for trusting me and always giving me 1000% effort in rehearsals 🤍. It’s been an amazing ride!! 3 finals and a win later and I’m hanging up my dwts dance shoes for the foreseeable.”


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Concluding the post, she said: “Thank you to everyone who has supported me over the years… I’m ready to move onto this next chapter in my life, running my business and doing NEW THINGS. Watch this space 🤍.”

We’re sad to see her go, but can’t wait to see what the future holds for her. Good luck Emily!

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