'Mattress' Mick Flynn has said he is still mulling over whether he would be able to take part in RTÉ One's Dancing with the Stars and won't put the story to bed quite yet.

The businessman sprung a surprise on social media when he tweeted: "I have been invited to take part on DANCING WITH THE STARS . What do you think . YES or No . Cheers." 

He joined Ray D'Arcy on RTÉ Radio 1 on Tuesday to discuss the "amazing reaction" to the tweet - even though the show itself is remaining tight-lipped about the blanket coverage of Mick as a possible contestant.

"I've got a lot of support to do it from my followers, very little negativity, a lot of positivity," he told D'Arcy.

"So I'd made up my mind, really, as, 'No, I'm not going to do it', but you never know, you never know now - with the kind of support that's been given to me on Twitter and other platforms I might change my mind.

"So far we've had over 350,000 impressions on the Tweet; over 5,000 likes; comments, I think, about three or four-hundred. So it's been very, very positive."

"Why would you not do it, Mick?" asked the presenter.

"Well, two things, Ray. First of all, it takes a lot of time, the rehearsing, and I'd be out of my business for quite a bit," the sixtysomething explained.

"Then secondly, I don't know if I have the energy! It's a lot of dancing, a lot of practice and a lot of moves. And I don't know if I'd be up to it or not." 

Mick told D'Arcy he was "always a great dancer" and "enjoyed dancing as a teenager".

"But it wasn't this type of dancing," he continued, "it was discotheque dancing I was very good at.

"It's about rhythm and it's about getting it right, but I'd be afraid I might make a fool of myself, Ray."

Mick said it was "very hard to know what to do", adding that he would sleep on it.

"One part of me says, 'Yes - go for it'. The second part of me says, 'Well, can I do it?'"

Dancing with the Stars will be back on RTÉ One in the New Year.

In August, D'Arcy told his RTÉ Radio 1 listeners that "plámásing" had been going on to tempt him to sign up for Dancing with the Stars.

"I don't know if I'd have the time or the energy. Or both," said D'Arcy. 

But he added: "I do like dancing - that's the thing - I do like [it]. I'm not very good at it, but I do like dancing..."

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