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Irish Mirror
Sandra Mallon

Irish Glee star Damian McGinty already tipped to win Dancing With The Stars

Irish Glee star Damian McGinty has already been tipped to win Dancing With The Stars - but former rugby legend Shane Byrne is least likely to win the show.

The RTE One show returns this Sunday and the star is the first celebrity bookies reckon will lift the glitter ball trophy this season.

According to bookies, Ladbrokes, McGinty is currently the front-runner with the bookies at odds of 3/1, followed by drag queen Panti Bliss at 4/1.

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Irish soccer hero Stephanie Roche rounds off the top three at 9/2.

Beauty guru Suzanne Jackson and popular comic Kevin McGahern are both currently tied at odds of 6/1, closely followed by Derry Girls star Leah O’Rourke at 7/1.

2022 Irish Eurovision hopeful Brooke Scullion is also in the mix at odds of 8/1, as is former state pathologist Marie Cassidy at 10/1.

Dublin GAA legend Paul Brogan is currently chalked-up at 12/1, while 2FM funny man Carl Mullan and Irish rugby legend Shane Byrne are sitting at 14/1 and 16/1 respectively.

Nicola McGeady of Ladbrokes said: "Glitterball fever is in full swing with the show set to kick off in just a matter of days. Damian McGinty remains our favourite to win, but it’s still early days and with stars from the world of music, GAA, soccer and TV all set to take to the dancefloor, the trophy is still very much there for the taking!”

This Sunday, viewers will welcome Doireann Garrihy alongside Jennifer Zamparelli after Nicky Byrne’s shock departure last August.

Arthur Gourounlian, Brian Redmond and Loraine Barry all return to the judging panel for the second year in a row.


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