Lottie Ryan stole the show when she won Dancing with the Stars in 2020 with her professional partner, Pasquale La Rocca.
She stepped into Jennifer Zamparelli’s shoes in 2021 for a week when the host tested positive for COVID. Lottie also hosts the official podcast for the show.
When Nicky Byrne suddenly announced that he would be stepping down from his presenting gig over the summer, all eyes turned to Lottie.
However, it was Doireann Garrihy who was announced as co-presenter alongside Doireann. Now Lottie has opened up about missing out on the role.
“The funny thing is Dancing With The Stars is such a big show. Everyone is interested in what happens with it,” she told the Irish Mail on Sunday.
“But behind the scenes, we are all constantly screen testing for different things all the time. So you’re constantly being propelled on to do other things and to want to do better and to learn from everything.
“I think I’m just genuinely happy to be a part of that show in any way, shape or form. I’ve always said in the beginning I was an actual fan of the show.
“When I ended up doing just contributor on the after-show, I just never in a million years thought I’d get to take part or do the podcast or hostess because I got to host with Nicky.
“So my boxes are well and truly ticked. But of course, I would love a big shiny floor and TV show. But there will be plenty more.”
She also shared that her dream is to host her own talk show.
“I love talking to people. I think it would absolutely be something that would drive me. Whether it’s radio or television, talking to people and helping people tell their stories is the place I want to be.“