Our penultimate DWTS contestant has been revealed

Dancing with the Stars Pic: RTÉ

10 down, one more to go!

We have just found out our penultimate celebrity for the latest season of Dancing with the Stars.

And we’re sure he’s going to be a riot on the dancefloor.

The 10th celebrity to be announced is Mrs Brown’s Boys star – Rory Cowan!

Pic: Barry McCall

Rory Cowan is best known for portraying Rory Brown in Mrs Brown’s Boys from 2011 to 2017, and for starring in Mrs Brown’s Boys D’Movie in 2014. Rory’s character quickly became a firm favourite with fans.

Rory was one of the narrators of Gogglebox Ireland and since 2019 he has had a recurring role on the RTÉ’s Fair City as character John Bosco Walsh.

On joining the Dancing with the Stars line up Rory says: “Last year I couldn’t do it because I had back surgery. But this year it’s going to be fantastic because I’m 64, I’m turning 65 in July and I just want to go out with a bang.

“I’m not going to be doing anything else after this. I’ll continue with Fair City for as long as they like, that’s wonderful show to have. But when I’m 65 I want to do as little as possible! I just think that dancing lifts your heart. I don’t have any expectations of winning this. I’ve plantar fasciitis. I’ve had back surgery. I’m a bit decrepit for my age! I’m in good form but I just know if I don’t do it this year, I’ll never do it.”

Pic: Brian McEvoy

Speaking about his previous dancing experience: “When I was three or four years of age my mother took me to Irish dancing. At the time there was a champion Irish dancer called Rory O’Connor and he had a dance school out in Rathfarnham. I was a really lanky kid.

“All the other kids were half my size in height and I was (accidentally) kicking the girls on either side of me. Rory O’Connor said to my mother, ‘Missus, you may take that child out of here, he’s more suited to demolishing houses’, so that’s what I’m going to be doing on Dancing with the Stars!”

Check out the full list of contestants here.

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