Gráinne Seoige has shared that she will be taking the reins on Ireland AM this week whilst Muireann O’Connell is away this week! Whilst Muireann is on her holidays the Galway native will be on the morning show alongside co-hosts Alan Hughes and Tommy Bowe.
Sharing her delight at being in the studio this morning Gráinne said; “Standing in for my lovely pal @muireann.o this week on @irelandamvmtv. And what a warm welcome from @alanhughestv @tommybowe & the whole talented team”
“@deric_tv even took to the water in Dalkey in a dedicated welcome swim!! A lot of laughs and looking forward to the rest of the week,” she added.
The Ireland AM team are also delighted to have Gráinne on the show posting; “We’ve a new addition to the AM family for the week as Gráinne Seoige joins Alan & Tommy while Muireann is off on her holidays.”
We’ve got used to seeing Gráinne back on our screens as she has just taken part in RTÉ’s Dancing with the Stars. On the show the presenter was paired with pro-dancer John Nolan and they were the fifth couple to be eliminated from this year’s series.
For their final performance on the show thy danced a cha-cha-cha to Dancing in the Street which scored them a 19 from the judges. Commenting on their performance Loraine said; “The hips, you know I’m always going to ask for more…to get a little bit more punch in that performance…” and Arthur said; “The key to a great cha-cha is being fun, flirty and full of energy, and you definitely had that tonight.”
Ultimately, this positive feedback was not enough to keep Gráinne and John in the competition, as they found themselves in the bottom two along with rugby star, Jordan Conroy. They ended up scoring the lowest points from the judges’ and public vote and the judges sent them home.
Speaking about her experience on the show Gráinne said; “I’ve had the best time, you can’t even describe the experience of this show.”Sharing an update to social media after the being sent home last night Gráinne paid tribute to her partner on the show; “Number 1 to @johnednolan it’s been an extraordinary privilege to have been paired with you. I never danced before and you brought me from waltz to cha cha with such good humour and patience – and you needed it!!!”
“We laughed a lot over the weeks and I’m proud to call you my friend.”
Continuing she added; “Everyone on the crew from stage to set, sound to lighting and graphics and floor manager extraordinaire incredible Sheila, Ireland is blessed with the talent in this industry. To all the pros it’s been such a pleasure to meet you all – I know this year is made even more special by two years of you being unable to express your artistic talent.”
“And to my fellow contestants- only you understand the sheer madness and joy that is this show. We have been brought together for an unforgettable time.”
“Love you all and see you for the final. Finally, I have had so much support from my family and friends to perfect strangers who sent messages and voted. The kind gestures, messages and votes really have really touched me.”