The remaining six couples for the new series of Dancing with the Stars, returning this Sunday at 6.30pm on RTÉ One and RTÉ Player, have been unveiled.

Twelve celebrity hopefuls and their professional dance partners will take to the floor to try to win the coveted glitterball trophy.

Celebrity and Pro Dancer Couple Reveal: Cathy Kelly and Maurizio Benenato


Author Cathy is no stranger to topping bestseller lists, and she will be attempting to top the DWTS leaderboard with her partner - newcomer Maurizio.

Celebrity and Pro Dancer Couple Reveal: Billy McGuinness and Hannah Kelly

Aslan star Billy has been paired with newcomer Hannah from Dublin, and the duo will be hoping to hit the right note with the judges and the audience at home.

Celebrity and Pro Dancer Couple Reveal: Matthew MacNabb and Laura Nolan


Love Island star Matthew will be hoping that his slick moves when looking for love on the island last summer can translate to the dancefloor as he teams up with returning pro dancer Laura.

Celebrity and Pro Dancer Couple Reveal: Nina Carberry and Pasquale La Rocca


Reigning DWTS champion Pasquale has been putting top jockey Nina through her paces, with the pair hoping they can gallop home with top scores.

Celebrity and Pro Dancer Couple Reveal: Neil Delamere and Kylee Vincent

Comedian Neil and returning dancer Kylee are sure to entertain when they take to the floor. Kylee and Neil will find themselves competing against her husband Stephen Vincent, who is paired with Ellen Keane.

Celebrity and Pro Dancer Couple Reveal: Erica Cody and Denys Samson


Singer Erica has been paired with DWTS newcomer Denys. Denys has already competed on the Ukrainian version of the show, and has been putting dance-lover Erica through her paces in rehearsals. Viewers will soon see if they are in tune with one another!

The couples will be joining:

Aengus Mac Grianna and Emily Barker

Having made the final last season, Emily will be hoping she can go one step further and win the glitterball with this year's partner Aengus.

Ellen Keane and Stephen Vincent

Going for gold, Paralympic swimming champion Ellen joins Stephen as he returns to DWTS for his second series.

Jordan Conroy and Salome Chachua

Ireland's Rugby Sevens star Jordan and new pro dancer Salome hope his positive and hardworking attitude and her wealth of experience from DWTS in Georgia will lead them to the final.

Missy Keating and Ervinas Merfeldas

Missy is taking to the floor with new Irish pro Ervinas. The enthusiastic duo hope it's a case of best foot forward as DWTS unfolds.

Gráinne Seoige and John Nolan

Gráinne partners former DWTS champion John. The TV presenter will hope that by learning to jive with John, they will waltz away with the trophy.

Nicolas Roche and Karen Byrne

Former cyclist and Olympian Nicolas and former DWTS winner Karen are working hard in the studio, ready to shimmy their way to the floor with full force.

Presenters Jennifer Zamparelli and Nicky Byrne will be back to host the sparkliest show from this weekend, alongside judges Loraine Barry and Brian Redmond.

Judges Brian Redmond, Loraine Barry and Arthur Gourounlian

Joining the judging panel this year is dancer and acclaimed choreographer Arthur Gourounlian, who is also the husband of former Dancing with the Stars contestant Brian Dowling.

Watch Dancing with the Stars, Sunday, 9 January, 6:30pm, RTÉ One and RTÉ Player.

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