Kilkenny legend emerges as ‘dark horse’ contender on Dancing With The Stars
Kilkenny hurling legend Aidan Fogarty has emerged as a “dark horse” contender on the the popular RTÉ show Dancing With The Stars.
Bookies have made Aidan and his pro partner Emily Barker (pictured above) 10/1 to add a Glitterball trophy to his five All-Ireland winning medal collection.
But Aidan will come up against some stiff competition from his fellow Kilkenny man John Nolan, who partnered last year’s dark horse Mairead Ronan and went on to be crowned 2019 champions (pictured below).
This time around John is partnering RTE presenter Mark Kennedy, whose odds were slashed to just 8/1 this week.
BoyleSports spokesperson Lawrence Lyons said: “Last year’s winner Mairead Ronan flew under the radar in the early weeks so it may be a good idea to keep an eye on the dark horses and Mary Kennedy is one to consider as we clipped her into 8/1 from 12/1 this week. Aidan Fogarty is attracting his own supporters at 10/1, but it’s all eyes on Ryan Andrews’ cha cha this Sunday to see if his favourite tag is justified.”
Fair City’s Ryan Andrews has attracted the majority of the bets before the off and is the one to beat at 2/1 according to the betting ahead of the opening performances this evening.
Radio presenter Lottie Ryan is the biggest threat to Andrews according to the odds and her experience at the Broadway Dance Centre sees her chalked up as the 4/1 second favourite alongside former Big Brother winner Brian Dowling.
Olympic Gold medallist Michael Carruth will need to pack a punch if he is to overcome odds of 16/1, while Britain’s Got talent contestant Father Ray Kelly is the outsider of the group at 33/1.
Dancing with the Stars begins on RTÉ One this evening at 6.30pm