Kilkenny’s John Nolan and partner Mairéad among bookies’ favourites to win Dancing With The Stars
KILKENNY’S John Nolan and his partner Mairéad Ronan have emerged as one of the bookies’ favourites to win this year’s Dancing With The Stars.
The dancing duo had their odds slashed to 3/1 after topping the scoring charts in week five of the hit TV show on Saturday night.
Boylesports spokesperson Aoife Heffron said today: “Mairead was a relative outsider to win at 18/1 at the beginning of the series.
“But she has gone from strength to strength and as they prepare for week 6, favouritism could soon be hers if she performs as well as she did on Sunday.”
John and presenter Mairéad performed a contemporary routine to Take That’s Rule the World for the top score of the night, 25.
Judge Brian Redmond said the first Contemporary Ballroom of the season had been “elegant and beautiful”, adding: “I loved it.”
Judge Loraine Barry said Mairéad had triumphed with the physical challenge of the dance. “There was so much light and shade here,” she continued. “You blew me away.”
Judge Julian Benson said Mairéad “ruled the dancefloor tonight”. He described her partnership with John as “perfect”.
“This was the best dance of the night for me,” he said.