The professional dancers for Dancing with the Stars are back in studio limbering up for the upcoming sixth season - which returns to RTÉ One in January.

And the big news is that a new professional dancer will take to the DWTS dancefloor in the new year.

Polish dancer and choreographer Michael Danilczuk is best known for winning the second season of the BBC One competition series, The Greatest Dancer.

He's also a professional dancer on the Polish version of Dancing with the Stars, and has represented Poland in national and international competitions, as well as performing in Broadway musical productions such as Legally Blonde, Priscilla, Queen of the Desert and Rock of Ages.

The 2023 DWTS professional dancers

He says: "I couldn't be more excited to join such an amazing and much-loved show. I’ve only been in Ireland a short time but have received the warmest welcome and I can’t wait for the show to begin.

"Ever since I was little it has been my dream to dance and share my passion with others and now here I am about to start an amazing adventure surrounded by people who share my passion … you can’t get better than that!"

Michael will be joining returning dancers John Nolan, Karen Byrne, Emily Barker, Ervinas Merfeldas, Laura Nolan, Kylee Vincent, Stephen Vincent, Denys Samson, Salome Chachua, Maurizio Benenato and Hannah Kelly.

The celebrity dancers will be revealed in the coming weeks. This series will be presented by Jennifer Zamparelli and Doireann Garrihy, and judged by Brian Redmond, Loraine Barry and Arthur Gourounlian.

Dancing with the Stars returns to RTÉ One in January 2023.