February 29, 2024

Kilkenny hurling legend hot to trot as he dazzles on the DWTS dancefloor again

Kilkenny legend Aidan Fogarty dazzled the Dancing With The Stars judges with some fancy footwork on the dance floor last night.

The five-times All-Ireland winner remains a hot contender for this year’s coveted Glitterball after he performed a highly impressive foxtrot with his partner Emily Barker to the Oasis song Half the World Away.

Aidan and Emily scored a total of 24 points, one of the highest of the night.

Judge Julian Benson said of his performance: “This was a leading man’s foxtrot. It was smooth, sophisticated, controlled. It was sublime. A dance match made in heaven.”

Brian Redmon said: “I think towards the start – the left arm was flat. It got better as it went through”. However he added that he was “really impressed, the way you used your legs was phenomenal.

“This is probably one of the best foxtrots from any male celebrity on the show.”

Loraine Barry asked Aidan: “Reassure me you have never danced before?”

She added: “I’m so impressed. It was superb. There were many footfalls but the positives outweigh the negatives.”

Meanwhile, Kilkenny pro dancing star and last year’s Glitterball winner John Nolan also put in a strong performance with his celebrity partner, former Nationwide presenter Mary Kennedy, scoring a respectable 16 points to keep them in contention on the popular TV show.

Love Island reality star Yewande Biala became the first celebrity to be eliminated from the series after she performed a Viennese waltz with pro partner Stephen Vincent that was met with harsh criticism from judge Brian Redmond who said it was “clumpy, lumpy and bumpy”.

After scoring 12 points from the judges, which was combined with the viewers’ votes, Yewande was sent home from the competition.

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