Nicky Byrne’s DWTS replacement has been revealed

Nicky Byrne

It’s the news we’ve all been waiting for.

After Nicky Byrne announced that he would be stepping back from hosting duties, fans of Dancing With The Stars were eager to find out who would be replacing him.

Now RTÉ has revealed exactly who will be stepping into the role.

Doireann Garrihy will join Jennifer Zamparelli to present series 6 of the hugely popular entertainment series when it returns to our screens on RTÉ One in January.

Doireann Garrihy and Jennifer Zamparelli Pic; RTÉ

Of course, Doireann is no stranger to presenting with her own radio show every morning on 2FM alongside Donncha O’Callaghan and Carl Mullan. She has also hosted several TV shows including Big Night In, The Podge and Rodge Show and Reeling in the Fears.

She could barely contain her excitement as she revealed: “I am ecstatic to be joining the Dancing with the Stars family – the glitziest gang in town! This is a dream come true for me. I cannot wait to get going with the team. I never thought I’d say this but roll on the month of January!”

Doireann also shared the news on social media, confessing: “If I had had to keep this secret to myself for ONE more day I might have burst… Dancing With The Stars. Here I come. Roll on January Let’s rock @jenzamparelli !!!!! DZE de de de, DZE de deee…DZE de de de DEEE!!! Ahhhhh!!! @rteone @dwtsirl.“

Doireann Garrihy and Jennifer Zamparelli Pic; RTÉ

Returning to present her fifth series of Dancing with the Stars, Jennifer Zamparelli said: “I’m really excited to welcome my 2FM pal, Doireann as my new co-host on the show. I predict a lot fun and a lot of laughs! It’s shaping up to be a new great series.”

Congratulations, Doireann!

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