Kevin Kilbane, former pro footballer, who’s now a presenter on Newstalk, has donned ice skates instead of football boots for this year’s Dancing on Ice.
The show, now in its twelfth season, aired last night with the news quickly being released that Kilbane is in fact dating dance partner Brianne Delcourt.
The two reportedly became close during the long weeks of training, especially as they had to travel between Dublin and Manchester to keep on top of their routines.
This time spent travelling brought them closer together as they bonded over missing their children at home.
“Kev’s a dad, too, so he gets it. He’s been my best bud,” she told OK Magazine. “He’s been my biggest support while I’ve been without my daughter.”
Kilbane who is father to Elsie (15) and Isla (14), is excited for their families to meet.
“It seems like I’ve known Bri for such a long time as it is, which makes me feel like I’ve known Gracie, too,” and that he had no doubt “my girls will be great with her.”