Thursday 18 July 2019

'I'll kill Marty. I've told him before I can't dance' - Jacqui

Jacqui Hurley. Photo: Donall Farmer
Jacqui Hurley. Photo: Donall Farmer

Marty Morrissey had better watch out - his RTE pal Jacqui Hurley has warned she'll kill him if he dares suggest again that she should do Dancing With The Stars.

TV favourite Marty tore up the dancefloor on this year's series of the primetime show, before he was the fifth celebrity to get the boot after a dance-off off against model Alannah Beirne.


Marty pre- viously said he had been slagging Jacqui, saying he would like her to do it next year, but she reckons the show is probably not for her.

"I'll kill him. Do you know, every time he gets a chance to mention it, he does. As I said to him, I can't dance," she said.

RTE's Marty Morrissey. Photo: Kyran O'Brien
RTE's Marty Morrissey. Photo: Kyran O'Brien

"I think he's just stoking the fire as much as he can."

Jacqui isn't the only one of Marty's colleagues he has his eye on, with the sports presenter saying he would also like to see Michael Lyster take to the dancefloor.

Whether Jacqui does take part or not, TV bosses will undoubtedly be on the hunt for several celebrities involved in the world of sport for the third series next year.

The first series was won by GAA star Aidan O'Mahony, while camogie player Anna Geary made the final of this year's series but lost out to singer Jake Carter.

Bosses have previously said they have their eyes on Dublin footballer Bernard Brogan, whose busy playing schedule would probably prevent him from participating in the near future.

Jacqui will be front and centre as one of the presenters of RTE's coverage of the World Cup alongside Daragh Maloney and Peter Collins.

The Cork woman, who previously interned at CBS in the States when she was beginning her TV career, believes the station has always had good female representation, citing director-general Dee Forbes.

"RTE is a diverse organisation and we have a woman right at the top who is running the show really well," she said.

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