The celebrity and professional dancer pairings for the new series of Dancing with the Stars have been revealed ahead of the show's return to RTÉ One this Sunday at 6:30pm. 

On spin-off show Can't Stop Dancing on RTÉ2 on Thursday night, presenter Bláthnaid Treacy announced the celebrities' professional partners.

Marty Morrissey and Ksenia Zsikhotska

RTÉ Gaelic Games Correspondent and commentator Marty Morrissey will dance with Ksenia Zsikhotska.

Jake Carter and Karen Byrne

Singer Jake Carter has been paired with Karen Byrne.

Erin McGregor and Ryan McShane

Former fitness model Erin McGregor will take to the floor with one of last year's pro-finalists, Ryan McShane.

Robert Heffernan and Emily Barker

Athlete of the Year Robert Heffernan's partner is Emily Barker.

Maia Dunphy and Robert Rowiński

Writer and presenter Maia Dunphy will make her debut with another newcomer to Dancing with the Stars, professional Robert Rowiński, who has won DWTS in his native Poland. 

Bernard O'Shea and Valeria Milova

RTÉ 2FM's Bernard O'Shea will be partnering last year's winning pro-dancer, Valeria Milova, who won the first series with Kerry footballer Aidan O'Mahony.

Anna Geary and Kai Widdrington

Cork's All-Ireland-winning camogie captain Anna Geary will dance with Kai Widdrington.

Tomás O'Leary and Giulia Dotta

Grand Slam-winning scrum-half and former Munster rugby player Tomás O'Leary will be hoping to impress the judges with Giulia Dotta. 

Norah Casey and Curtis Pritchard

Entrepreneur Norah Casey will be teaming up with Curtis Pritchard.

Deirdre O'Kane and John Edward Nolan

Actor and comedian Deirdre O'Kane will be performing her routines with John Edward Nolan.

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And finally Britain and Ireland's Next Top Model finalist Alannah Beirne, who has replaced the injured Aoife Walsh, will be under the tutelage of another of last year's pro-finalists, Vitali Kozmin.

Dancing with the Stars is on Sundays on RTÉ One at 6:30pm, with Can't Stop Dancing airing on Thursdays on RTÉ2 at 9:30pm.

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