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The wait has ended, the final three contestants who will be taking part in RTÉ One's hit show Dancing With The Stars have been revealed.

Ryan Tubridy was joined on The Late Late Show couch by legendary rugby hero Peter Stringer, country music goddess Cliona Hagan and Demi Isaac Oviawe, star of The Young Offenders, who each confirmed their new roles on the dance show.

Each of them spoke of their nerves and anticipation in terms of joining the show, which begin in the new year.

Speaking about his participation in the hit television show Peter Stringer said: “I’ve never danced on a dance floor before so going from that to dancing in front of a live audience will be a whole new experience for me. I’m nervous but up for the challenge!”

Country music star Cliona Hagan said: “I’m very excited, nervous, and a little apprehensive, but overall I’m feeling great and can’t wait to see how far I can push myself.”

The Young Offender star Demi Isaac Oviawe spoke of her desire to empower black Irish women: 

“I’m so excited to be involved in this year’s show. I can’t wait to get started and learn a new skill. I’m hoping that I can be a role model for young black women in Ireland and maybe some might even follow in my dance steps!”

The full line up for series three of Dancing with the Stars is officially: Fred Cooke, Cliona Hagan, Demi Isaac Oviawe, Clelia Murphy, Mairead Ronan, Johnny Ward, Eilish O’Carroll, Denis Bastick, Darren Kennedy, Holly Carpenter and Peter Stringer

Jennifer Zamparelli and Nicky Byrne are the duo who will present the newest series of the show, which airs on RTÉ One for 12 weeks from Sunday 6 January.

The eleven celebrities will pair up with professional dance partners to step out of their comfort zones and compete to snatch the glitter ball trophy.

Brian Redmond, Loraine Barry and Julian Benson return again this year to judge the competition with the help of the viewing public.

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Former Love/Hate star Johnny Ward has been confirmed as the eighth contestant for RTÉ One's Dancing With The Stars.

Known for his bad boy roles, the actor is choosing to take on his most challenging performance yet- on the dancefloor.

The actor is known for playing the character of Pauley in Love/Hate, and played Gino in Coppers the Musical this year.

He made the announcement on RTÉ One's Today with Maura and Dáithí, saying that his sights are most definitely set on winning the coveted glitter ball trophy.

Speaking about taking part in the hit show, Johnny commented;

"For once I get to be a gentleman rather than a psychotic gangster, kidnapper or clamper! I’m really looking forward to joining the show and leaning a new skill. The nerves are there but I’m up for the challenge and loving every minute of the experience.”

Johnny will now join Clelia Murphy, Mairead Ronan, Eilish O’Carroll, Denis Bastick, Darren Kennedy, Fred Cooke and Holly Carpenter on series three of the show.

Jennifer Zamparelli and Nicky Byrne are joining forces this year to present the new series of Dancing with the Stars. Each week, 11 celebrities will pair up with professional dance partners and compete to stay in the competition.

The show will start on RTÉ One on Sunday January 6, and is running for 12 weeks. The expert panel of judges Brian Redmond, Loraine Barry and Julian Benson will be deciding the dancers' fates, as well as the viewing public.

Can’t Stop Dancing, the preview show for Dancing with the Stars hosted by Bláthnaid Treacy will be back on Friday, January 4 on RTÉ One. 

Get ready for the glitz and glamour of the fight for the glitter ball trophy, luckily the first two weeks have no eliminations.

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Congratulations are in order as Jennifer Zamparelli this morning announced that she is expecting her second child.

Live on air, the popular 2FM presenter revealed that she's about to become a mother for the second time.

In typical Jennifer style, she sent herself up with a back story before informing listeners that her daughter is soon to get a new sibling.

 

#throwback to when I was pregnant but my husband was the one glowing

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"The RTE TV launch is this Thursday and I have to go because Bernard won't go – he hates it," Jennifer began.

"I have to go talk about Bridget and Eamon and I'm mega stressed because I have to get into a photocall with Vogue 'I'm not drinking, I'm on bootcamp, I'm coming back from Ibiza tanned' Williams," she continued.

Certain the public will feel compelled to compare her and Vogue, Jennifer said: "I'm going to look like I've eaten 18 boxes of doughnuts and I just want to explain right here, right now."

"I'm up the pole, bun in the oven, stork is coming, there's a baba coming, I'm pregnant – how else can I say it? I'm up the duff." she confirmed.

Finishing the announcement in a manner unique to her own presenting style, Jennifer joked that listeners were welcome to phone in and claim paternity, adding: "The big question today is, if you think you're the father call us!"

Jennifer married husband, Leo, in 2014 before welcoming baby daughter, Florence, the following year.

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Ladies; a mere 15 percent of us orgasm every time we have sex, while 22 per cent of us don't at all.

If you're stunned by these figures, you're not the only one.

Jennifer Zamparelli, who is leading Durex's latest #OrgasmsForAll movement, aims to end bedroom inequality.

While speaking to Jennifer, she told us how women need to initiate a dialogue and communicate their desires when it comes to the bedroom.

"One of the reasons I got involved [with Durex] was because it's all about getting the conversation going, isn't it?

"You need to be able to speak frankly about it, because Irish people aren't great at being frank… Like, I did it on a breakfast show and it didn't go well – it took three years for people to get used to [frank conversation]."

When it comes to men, Jennifer thinks that we can't be too hard on them, because it's not their fault either.

"It's not that men are doing a bad job – they're grand. It's, I suppose, about women not speaking up enough.

"And it always takes a bottle of wine to get the conversation going, right?!"

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​Hands up how many of us are a tad hesitant talking about what goes on in the bedroom? We'd say a few of you reading this are virtually throwing your hands up.

However, we were surprised at just how few of us actually speak about our sex lives – even with the person we're having sex with.

The Durex survey, which questioned 2,104 men and women in Ireland, found that 16 per cent of Irish women admit they would be too embarrassed to tell their partner how to help them orgasm and 8 per cent say they stay quiet because they want their partner to figure it out for themselves.

The figure we found most astonishing though, was that only 22 per cent of us speak about our sex lives with friends. We're surely more open than that?!

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​But Jennifer believes that we need to start talking now, because your sex life won't just benefit from it, "everything [will], whether it's emotional, physical, or sexual. It all starts with a conversation.

"It's about getting women talking… because we're all so busy. We try to be brilliant at everything.

"We want to be a great mother, we want to be great in the office, we want to be great at home, we want to be great as a friend… and then we don't have enough balls in the bedroom!"

But when it comes to sexual confidence and age, Jennifer thinks it only gets better, even though the survey might disagree.

"I think everything gets better with age. I'm a lot more comfortable in my own skin now than I was years ago.

​"You definitely become more confident in your own skin and that goes for sexual confidence as well.

"But still, the stats are there and that's from women of all ages just not speaking up.

"With women, there's always so much to do, whether you're 21 or 51 – we want to please and we don't want confrontation."

And it doesn't stop there. 23 per cent of us wouldn't expect to orgasm if our partner already had. But guess what? You should be getting a great orgasm every single damn time.

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​As Jennifer puts it, "we don't want to hurt the other person's feelings or make them feel inadequate – that's actually not the case.

"I don't think we give men enough credit because they probably want us just as happy as well."

If you fancy closing the "pleasure gap" as Jen calls it, Durex has introduced a new range of stimulating and intensifying products such as its new Intense Stimulating Gel, Intense Stimulating Condoms and a Pleasure Ring for your fun only.

All items are available in pharmacies nationwide now.

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After a major success on the small screen, Jennifer Zamparelli thinks it might be time to move Bridget and Eamon to the big screen.

Speaking to Goss.ie, the mum-of-one said making a movie would make sense since the Republic of Telly spin-off was such a hit with the nation.

“Yeah, I think it could be a film. I think because we’ve written a series, we could write a film.

“It’s less minutes to write. Who knows what’s going to happen? It’s looking very positive for  Bridget and Eamon, we had great feedback," she said.

“The ratings were fantastic. It exceeded our expectations, we didn’t expect it to do so well. Hopefully it will come back.”

We'd LOVE to see the comedy show being made into a movie, but we'd also totally settle for a second season of the show too!

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Expect to see every second baby dressed up as a mini Bridget or Eamon this Halloween, all thanks to Jennifer Maguire's genius idea.

The new mum was clearly having some fun with her Republic of Telly wardrobe this afternoon, and shared the world's sweetest photo of her daughter Florence all gussied up as an Irish Mammy.

"Lots of excitement in my house for #bridgetandeamon Monday night 1st Feb on @RTE2 #choppychangey" she wrote alongside a snap of Florence rocking Bridget's signature brown wig and clear plastic glasses.

Jennifer and her husband Lau Zamparelli welcomed their first daughter back in March, eight months after their country wedding at Castle Leslie in Co. Monaghan.

The RTÉ star, whose Republic of Telly skits as Irish mammy Bridget led to a spin-off show which kicks off next week, admitted recently that she struggled during the early stages of motherhood.

"You’re running on empty. You’re so busy with a newborn. Nobody tells you to look after yourself,” she told the Irish Examiner, adding that she had "put too much pressure on herself."

Well, it looks like year two of being a mum is definitely agreeing with Jennifer – we're hoping this isn't the last of the mini-me fancy dress sessions.

Catch Bridget & Eamon next Monday Feb 1 at 10pm on RTÉ2.

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