TV presenter Amanda Byram has announced that she is not returning for the third series of RTÉ One's Dancing With the Stars Ireland.

Byram has co-hosted the first two hugely successful runs of the dancing competition alongside 2FM's Nicky Byrne.

In a statement, the television star detailed her reasons for leaving the show.

She said: "It's with a heavy heart I share the news that due to personal and professional commitments both in London and LA, I won't be joining the team for season three of DWTS Ireland.

"Walking away from such a successful and enjoyable show has been a difficult decision and I wish everyone the same success and enjoyment this year... keep dancing!"

Former Westlife star Nicky Byrne commented: "It's been a pleasure working with Amanda over the last two seasons of Dancing with the Stars.

"We've had a right laugh co-hosting such an exciting show together and I'm going to miss the fun we enjoyed every Sunday evening. I wish her all the very best with her future projects."

Season three of Dancing with the Stars Ireland kicks off in January 2019 and Nicky Byrne will return at the helm with a new co-presenter.