Teresa Mannion‘I used to laugh at people on Strictly when they’d cry…Now I know how they feel’

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Last night, very sadly for her legion of fans across the country, she became the latest celebrity to hang up her dancing shoes on RTÉ’s Dancing with the Stars. And this morning, Teresa Mannion joined Ryan Tubridy feeling “utterly wrecked” and “punch-drunk” from the experience. “I have come out of the bubble…My family was the dancing group, everything was about …

Mark Simpson on Karen Matthews‘I’m the mug that believed her’

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Journalist Mark Simpson spoke with Ryan Tubridy about the case of Shannon Matthews. Her story is currently at the centre of BBC dramatisation “The Moorside” focusing on the hoax kidnapping of the 9 year old in 2008. Mark was the first journalist to get an interview with her mother Karen at the time. “I looked in to her eyes and …

‘There was boos, there was silence and then there was a massive standing ovation. It was kind of fun. Drama-wise, it was fun.’

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Des Bishop was the latest celebrity to be voted off Dancing with the Stars, and he gave Ryan Tubridy his reaction. “It was our highest position on the table. We finished on a high, what else can you say? We cannot complain” On the reaction to his competitor Des Cahill, Des was clear. “I actually think Des Cahill is pretty …

‘When you are standing there with the last three, you say, ‘please God, I don’t want to hear my name’…’

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Unfortunately for Dr. Eva Orsmond and her professional dancing partner Sean Smullen, that’s exactly what she heard.   Following on from a disappointing 12 points from the judges last week, her 14 points last night was a sign of things to come. And when the public vote came through, Eva and Sean’s departure from Dancing with the Stars was confirmed …

‘Your outfits were ridiculous. I was reminded of children’s television circa 1983/1984.’

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Just in case you’re not familiar with Minions, they are described on one fandom website as “small, yellow, cylindrical creatures, who have one or two eyes… the signature characters of the Despicable Me series.” Not, in other words, particularly visually representative of supermodel Thalia Heffernan, described by presenter Ryan Tubridy this morning as “not one of the ugliest girls that …

Generation F’d‘At 33, I don’t think anyone wants to be living at home…The obstacles are constantly being put in your way’

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A 14-minute video became a viral hit recently on a rather cheap premise: lambasting so-called “millennials” for wanting the whole world handed to them without any expectation of having to work their way to success. The man proposing the argument was British/American “motivational speaker and marketing consultant”, Simon Sinek, and he was interviewed by American entrepreneur, Tom Bilyeu. “Working with …

‘Offstage, I am frequently hurt by what is said about me. But that never stops the recklessness of the onstage performance.’

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It was a reflective, philosophical and supremely candid Tommy Tiernan who appeared in studio with Ryan Tubridy this morning. Fitting, in a way, as the host described one of Ireland’s most successful comedians as more a ‘stand-up philosopher’ than a ‘stand-up comedian’. But given the level of success he has achieved over the years, it will surprise many to hear …

‘Week one they might come out like beached whales on the floor… But I will help them, hopefully give them some guidance.’

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The Christmas trees will probably be coming down across the country this week. The post-indulgence recovery begins following New Year celebrations. But as we all know, the real cultural highlight of the winter season is still ahead of us. The one you’ve all been looking forward to. Dancing with the Stars, hitting your screens at 6.30pm, next Sunday, January 8th, …