Celebs are usually spotted driving something sporty, flash and fast but what about when they first started out? We're asking Irish celebs what their first cars were and the results have been fantastic.


Our first celebs under the spotlight and Dancing with the Stars (DWTS) judges Julian Benson, Loraine Barry, and Brian Redmond.

Ballroom dancer and coach Brian Redmond was the Irish Amateur Ballroom Dancing champion for three years running but before he was sitting on the panel of DWTS, the judge was driving a Fiat Punto.

"I used to get a sore back driving my first car until I realised - actually sitting in it - that the driver's seat was a little bit twisted," the judge laughed.

Brian Redmond
Brian Redmond

Loraine Barry, who has over 50 national and international titles to her name, drove a silver Ford Fiesta for her first time behind the wheel.

Loraine Barry
Loraine Barry

The glamerous Judge Julian Benson started out driving a Peugeot 205. However, his tastes have changed since then as he's driving around town in a Mercedes SLK Sport with leather interior.

"I'm looking for somebody to bling it up so if you want to put some sparkles on my car... Swarovski? Renault? Let's do a job."

Judge Jules
Judge Jules

The family-friendly dancing competition will return to our screens in the new year on RTÉ One.

The celebs taking part in season 2 of the show are; Deirdre O'Kane, Bernard O'Shea,  Maia Dunphy, Marty Morrissey, Norah Casey, Erin McGregor, Tomás O’Leary, Anna Geary, Rob Heffernan, Jake Carter, and Aoife Walsh.

Find out what's in store for Dancing with the Stars celebs here.