On this week's podcast Dancing with the Stars real-life couples, Jake Carter and Karen Byrne, Johnny Ward and Emily Barker and Ryan McShane and Thalia Heffernan get up close and personal with James Patrice.

As the celebs and pros celebrate Love Week, Head Judge Loraine Barry speaks with the DWTS Official Podcast about her lifelong love of dance, the incredible success of her career, and the relationships she has had as a result. Speaking with James Patrice, Loraine revealed how her second husband Luca Baricchi proposed in a rather unusual way.

Loraine revealed: "He surprised me. Going on what I thought was a little holiday to Saint Lucia. He said 'Oh, we're getting married on Saturday'."

Also in this episode to mark Love Week, Season 2's champions, who later became a real couple, Jake Carter and Karen Byrne reveal who they are tipping to lift the Glitterball trophy.

Thalia Heffernan and Ryan McShane also share the spark that kick-started their relationship 

Speaking about Ryan Thalia said: "He's got that Cuban blood pumping through those Lurgan veins..."

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