Mary Kennedy and Aidan Fogarty's professional dance partners have been revealed for the upcoming fourth season of RTÉ One's Dancing with the Stars.

Television presenter Mary Kennedy will be partnered with pro dancer John Nolan for the new series when it returns on Sunday,  January 5.  

After being crowned champion of Dancing with the Stars with his partner Mairead Ronan last year, John will be hoping he can do the same again with Mary to make it two in a row. 

Mary Kennedy and John Nolan

Meanwhile, Kilkenny Hurler Aidan Fogarty will be paired with pro dancer Emily Barker.  

Having narrowly missed out on taking home the Glitter Ball trophy last year with her dance partner Johnny Ward, Emily will be hoping that she and Aidan will impress the judges and viewers alike to make it to the top of the score board.

Emily Barker and Aidan Fogarty

All of the celebrity and pro-dancer pairings have now been announced for the upcoming season of the show, 

TV presenter Brian Dowling will be partnered with Laura Nolan, Fr. Ray Kelly will dance with Kylee Vincent, Love Islander Yewande Biala will be dancing with newcomer Stephen Vincent and Michael Carruth has been partnered with Karen Byrne.

Model Gráinne Gallanagh will be dancing with Kai Widdrington and B*Witched's Sinead O'Carroll will partner up with Ryan McShane.

Television presenter Glenda Gilson has been partnered with Robert Rowinski, while Fair City's Ryan Andrews will be dancing with Giulia Dotta and broadcaster Lottie Ryan has been partnered up with Pasquale La Rocca.

Dancing with the Stars returns on Sunday January 5 at 6.30pm on RTÉ One.