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The celebrity contestants are gearing up to take part in Strictly Come Dancing 2019, but their identities have remained secret over the last few weeks.

The stars have once again been given hidden codenames to conceal their identities, and this year's theme has been unveiled: Superheroes.

According to HELLO! Magazine, the mix of stars include Batman, Wonder Woman, Supergirl, Mystique, Catwoman, Hulk, Captain America and Bananaman.


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The celebrities will begin to be announced by the BBC in mid-August, as per the usual Strictly way.

Various stars rumoured to be involved include former The Saturdays singer Una Healy, Line of Duty actor Adrian Dunbar, I'm a Celebrity winner Harry Redknapp, Boyzone bandmate Keith Duffy, Atomic Kitten's Natasha Hamilton, Blue Peter presenter Radzi Chinyanganya and Coronation Street actor Jack P Shepherd.

The professional dancers are expected to start rehearsals next week, which Diane Buswell let slip in mid-July on Sunday Brunch,


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"In less than two weeks the pros go back. The professionals do all the professional routines. So we have a month where we go in every day to learn a new dance and then we meet the celebrities. When I find out who my celebrity is, it's legit on camera and on TV, so it's very exciting."

Big changes are afoot on this years' show, with new judge Motsi Mabuse revealed just the other day. Motsi is the older sister of Strictly pro Oti Mabuse, and is taking over from Dame Darcey Bussell.

"I am absolutely overjoyed to be joining the Strictly judging panel," she said. "I have so much respect and admiration for the other three judges and hope to add my own bit of sparkle to the show. I can't wait to get started."


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Former champion Ore Oduba, who lifted the Glitterball Trophy in the 2016 series with Joanne Clifton, spoke of the difficulties Darcey’s replacement Motsi will face:

“I think whoever they choose is someone who has that wealth of knowledge. These pros know what they’re talking about.

“You see them getting judged, it’s a very difficult world if you’re laying judgment on people who know more than you," he continued. “But all the pros respect each other."

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Following the allegations levelled against stand-up comedian and radio and TV presenter, Al Porter, in recent days, the Tallaght-native has stepped down from various high-profile positions.

In addition to taking a break from hosting Blind Date and  presenting his radio slot on Today FM, it was also confirmed that the 24-year will no longer been appearing in pantomime, Polly and The Beanstalk.

This morning, it was announced that Porter will be replaced by Rory Cowan of Mrs Brown's Boys and Gogglebox fame.

Taking to Twitter, the Olympia Theatre confirmed the change in line-up, writing: "Excited at the news @1rorycowan is on board for Polly & The Beanstalk!"

According to the post, the 58-year-old actor is overjoyed at the prospect of taking part in the production, and thrilled to perform at the iconic Dublin venue.

"Rory Cowan said “I am very happy to be joining the cast of The Olympia Theatre panto. I am a huge panto fan and treading the hallowed boards of The Olympia is a privilege for me”.

Porter's response to the allegations has been mixed, but many have taken umbrage with the focus he placed on his so-called persona.

"He's just being "outrageous" tho. Honestly that statement may top Spacey's," wrote one while another added: "Blame it on the persona…That'll go down well."


When RTE announced yesterday that Ireland will be getting its own version of Dancing with the Stars, people quickly began to speculate that The Voice of Ireland could be getting the chop.

And unfortunately for lovers of the popular talent show, that indeed seems to be the case.

According to The Irish Mirror, The Voice of Ireland will be scrapped after five seasons to make way for the world famous dancing competition.

Channel Controller for RTE One and RTE2 Adrian Lynch said: “After five hugely successful seasons of The Voice of Ireland now is a perfect time to refresh the Sunday evening entertainment slot with one of the world’s best-loved formats.”

“We want to thank everyone involved in The Voice of Ireland for their incredible hard work over the past five years in the making the show such a success.”

The Irish version of Dancing with the Stars will document 11 celebrities as they learn to move like professional ballroom dancers and will air on RTE in early 2017.



Gwen Stefani is the woman to watch at the moment. 

Not only has she spent the last year being a kick-ass coach on The Voice, she's also getting ready to debut her new album AND she's found love again with Blake Shelton.

But the band that made her, No Doubt, has indefinitely replaced her with a dude.

Yep. Who's going to sing Like A Girl now, huh?

The guy they have replaced her with is frontman to screamo band AFI, Davey Havok, reports Billboard.

Davey, along with the original band members, Tony Kanal, Tom Dumont and Adrian Young have already recorded an LP and are looking around for labels to sign them.

We don't know about you, but a Gwen-less No Doubt sounds sorta weird. We guess the truth will be told when they release new music.