Carlow's Brendan Murphy confirmed for next series of RTÉ's Dancing with the Stars

He will be brilliant

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Murphy has already asked for 'extra glitter' on his outfits

Carlow footballing hero, Brendan Murphy, will be donning his dancing shoes next January as he becomes a contestant on RTE's hit series, Dancing With The Stars.

Following in the footsteps of former GAA contestants like Dublin's Denis Bastick and Kerry's Aidan O'Mahony (who won the show back in 2017) Murphy is rumoured to have been lined up by producers in recent weeks. 

The Rathvilly man will hang up his Garda uniform for a few weeks and is understood to have requested "extra glitter" on all his Dancing with the Stars outfits. 

"His passionate and fiery style is perfect for a sexy salsa," an RTÉ insider told Carlow Live. 

"Ah lad, I love my dancing," Murphy said in a cryptic social media post as he watched the finale of the 2019 series, won by Mairead Ronan.

Murphy is known as a mid-fielder with quick feet and he's also known to throw serious shapes on the dancefloor at friends' weddings. 

"He can jive with the best of them," a childhood friend of Murphy said.

"The man has so much energy, Dancing with the Stars would be the perfect way for him to burn off a bit of it before the championship starts," he added. 

RTÉ are said to be finalising their 2020 line-up earlier this year as they plot a prolonged marketing campaign, no doubt fronted by the handsome Murphy.

Just imagine the pirouettes!