DEIRDRE O’Kane is usually on the stage performing stand-up comedy – but now she is all set to give it a lash on the dance floor as Dancing With The Stars returns.Deirdre has been at the forefront for Irish comedy for decades and is also an accomplished actress.The Irish Sun exclusively revealed Deirdre was being lined up to appear in the RTE dance show back in November.She became the first celeb to be confirmed for the show the following month. Here’s the lowdown on much-loved Dee.What age is Deirdre O’Kane?The comedian and actress is 49-years-old, behind just Marty Morrissey and Norah Casey in the age category.She previously said: “Do I enjoy getting older? Oh god no, getting older is crap!“Actually, I enjoy being much more aware of who I am, what I want to do, and not apologising for myself.”Is Deirdre married?Deirdre is married to writer and producer Stephen Bradley.Stephen is an Irish director, scriptwriter and producer who has worked on … [Read more...] about Who is Dancing With The Stars celeb Deirdre O’Kane, what TV shows and films has she starred in, is she married and when did she return to comedy?
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LORAINE Barry is one of the most successful Irish ballroom dancers ever – making her a fair critic in her role as judge on Dancing With The Stars Ireland.She rejoins Brian Redmond and Julian Benson on the judging panel for a second season of the hit RTE show.But where is Loraine from and what is her dance background? Here’s the full lowdown.Where is Loraine from?Loraine originally hails from Cabra in Dublin and despite competing and now teaching across the world, she says her roots are still firmly in Ireland.She revealed: “Even though I don’t live here anymore and haven’t for many years, I am Irish, I’ll always be Irish, I still carry an Irish passport.“So to come back home to where my dance training began and do this show is such an honour.”When did Loraine start dancing and what did she achieve?Loraine started dance lessons aged just six – and now has over fifty national and international titles under her belt.She won juvenile … [Read more...] about Who is Dancing With The Stars judge Loraine Barry, where is she from, is she married and what has the top dancer achieved in her career?
DEIRDRE O’Kane is usually on the stage performing stand-up comedy – but now she is all set to give it a lash on the dancefloor.Deirdre has been at the forefront for Irish comedy for decades and is also an accomplished actress.But is there anything we don’t know about the iconic Irish comedian who will be partnered with dancer John Edward Nolan.What age is Deirdre O’Kane?The comedian and actress is 49-years-old, behind just Marty Morrissey and Norah Casey in the age category.She previously said: “Do I enjoy getting older? Oh god no, getting older is crap! Actually, I enjoy being much more aware of who I am, what I want to do, and not apologising for myself.Is she single?Deirdre is married to a writer and producer Stephen Bradley.The couple have two kids together, one girl named Holly and a son, Bradley.The couple lived in England for ten years, but recently moved back to Dublin.She told the Irish Independent: “Steve and I first met when we moved into … [Read more...] about Dancing With The Stars’ Deirdre O’Kane is ready to rock the dancefloor but what age is she, is she married and what’s she done on TV?
This has only been her first year as Strictly Come Dancing’s new Head Judge, but that’s no guarantee Shirley Ballas will be back for more in 2018.“Just like the voting, nothing is for sure,” admits the 57-year-old dance pro. “Let’s get this season finished first.”Would she like to come back, though?"It’s just one beautiful sparkling journey.”That’s in spite of the social-media storms that big decisions tend to cause – most notably, when Shirley used her casting vote to send home fan favourite Aston Merrygold in week seven.“I wasn’t surprised at how much fuss that caused,” she says, “but what I was absolutely surprised about was that he was in the bottom two in the first place."That’s the viewers’ choice, not mine. My mum was disappointed when Aston was in the bottom two, but I said to her: ‘Did you vote?’ She said she hadn’t."If you don’t vote for them, they … [Read more...] about Shirley Ballas on taking over as Head Judge on Strictly Come Dancing
It is supposed to be a season of goodwill and celebrating, a time to relax with the family. For most of us it's a time to have fun, eat a lot of turkey and enjoy a mulled wine or two. However for some, Christmas can be a time of great strain - financial pressures, loneliness or simply a lot of time with relatives where old tensions may come to the fore. And sometimes these tensions can explode with devastating results, that see spurned spouses turned to murder or brutality exerted on the innocent. We look at 12 murders that have taken place over the festive season. A murder plot hatched in Star Wars code Whispering confessions of serial killer reveal how 'lady killer' lured his 30 victims - who looked like sisters of girlfriend who rejected him Brothers David and Roger Cooper plotted to poison a woman in a series of Star Wars inspired coded texts. Sameena Imam was having an affair with Roger, but he was desperate for Sameena - one of three of his lovers - not to reveal what was … [Read more...] about The 12 murders at Christmas: Horrific killings which took place as tensions exploded during the festive season
The lead-up to Christmas can be just as exciting as the big day itself from festive treats to parties - not to mention it offers ample opportunities to spend some quality family time together. There are plenty of ice rinks to check out , Christmas markets across the UK to explore, and hilarious pantomimes and shows to watch , not to mention the host of festive events and winter festivals on offer. From a magical trip to Santa's Grotto to enchanting Christmas trails, we've rounded up the best family days out across the UK you won't want to miss this festive season. Check out our top picks below... What's in our guide? Santa's Grotto highlights The best Christmas trails Top UK winter festivals and days out The best of UK theme park Christmas events 1. The National Trust A host of National Trust properties across the UK will be getting a visit from Santa for some very special storytelling sessions. Ancient castles, Tudor houses and woodland hideaways will serve as his grottos … [Read more...] about Things to do with the kids for Christmas 2017 including Christmas Eve from Santa’s Grottos to festive trails and theme park events
EVERYONE knows their names, but do you know why the Kardashians are the most famous family in America?If you didn't realise why those candid beach photos were EVERYWHERE, that North West was a person and if the term 'momager' makes you scratch your head, here's all the information you need to know...Before becoming reality stars, the Kardashian sisters owned their own clothing store DASH, which was where they worked before being on the show.But now they're known for their on-screen escapades in one of the most successful reality shows in history.Meet the full Kardashian family...Kris Jenner (62)Self-proclaimed 'momager' Kris Jenner has masterminded the meteoric careers of her six children.She has been married twice, having four children with Robert Kardashian - a key figure in OJ Simpson's murder trial defence team - before divorcing him in 1991.Kris went on to have two more daughters during her marriage to former Olympian Bruce, now Caitlyn, Jenner.The … [Read more...] about What are the names of the Kardashian and Jenner families? The 2017 family tree explained
DJIBRIL CISSE points to a small area on the inside of his thigh - the only remaining part of his body without a tattoo.The former Liverpool, Sunderland and QPR striker has no idea how much time and money he has spent on his body art.But he admitted: “Once you start, it’s difficult to stop. My advice is don’t start.” Keep up to date with ALL the LIVERPOOL news, gossip, transfers and goals on our club page plus fixtures, results and live match commentaryCisse, 35, is still coming to terms with life as an ex-footballer after reluctantly announcing his retirement last month.As we talk in the London hotel close to the Eurostar terminal, he pulls out his mobile phone to show recent footage of him sprinting at full pace — more than a year since the hip replacement operation which finally ended his career.As well as the artificial hip, he also has metal pins in both legs — broken while playing for Liverpool and France.Cisse explained: “At the … [Read more...] about Former Liverpool star Djibril Cisse: ‘I was warm-up act for Mariah Carey’s Paris gig. My next set is in Beirut’
A-TEAM legend Mr T has signed up to Dancing with the Stars.The 64-year-old, best known for his role as B. A. Baracus in the hit 1980s TV series, will swap his tough guy image for sequins and spandex on the American version of Strictly Come Dancing.Mr T has been paired with professional dancer Kym Herjavec for Season 24 and will go up against the likes of Fifth Harmony singer Normani Kordei.The 20-year-old singer has been paired with hunky dancer Val Chmerkovskiy.The pairing looks set to be a hot one, if their first picture together is anything to go by, with Normani showing off her sensational figure.The star leans into Val as he holds her around the waist, showing off her toned legs and pert bottom in a short gold embellished outfit which features a cut-out back.Posting the snap on Instagram, Normani simply captioned it: "#DWTS Season 24 @iamvalc".The news sent Fifth Harmony fans into overdrive with them commenting in their droves on how amazing she looked.One simply wrote "QUEEEEN" … [Read more...] about A-Team legend Mr T signs up for Dancing with the Stars alongside Fifth Harmony’s Normani Kordei
OUTRAGED fans are up in arms at the revelation that eager Strictly followers will have to pay up to £400 to get selfies with their favourite dancing celebrities.Guests who splash out on £70 tickets to Strictly Come Dancing: The Spectacular will have to dig even deeper for a snap with the stars, with prices between £26.80 and £15 per celeb depending on who you go for.But the Strictly guys are not the first to cash in on their famous faces, with one star costing up to a gargantuan £5,000 but another coming in at just a quid.Here's the official price list... just in case you fancy giving your Instagram the A-List treatment.During her Demi World Tour, the sassy singer shocked fans by offering a VIP package for just under £5,000.Reportedly the bundle included a photo with the star, access to her dressing room, a tote bag and a temporary tattoo.But don't make the mistake of thinking this expensive deal included tickets to her concert, … [Read more...] about Demi Lovato charges £5,000 but Gogglebox’s Sandra gets just £1….this is how much it costs to have your photo taken with the world’s biggest stars