As Donal Lynch talks to ex ‘Danc­ing With The Stars’ hoofer Des Bishop (see Page 10), Pat Fitz­patrick has a look at other celebs who have strut­ted their stuff

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There were fears that ill­ness would stop Des from danc­ing on week seven of This raised a num­ber of ques­tions. Like, what stopped him from danc­ing on weeks one to six, says you. Still, he walked away with the gong in the Awk­ward Mid­dle-Aged Guy Up For A Laugh cat­e­gory. Or maybe he danced away with that gong. It can be hard to tell with Des. The hit show fea­tured a Swap Night. Which sounds like a pop­u­lar sport among con­sent­ing cou­ples in Randy Town.


that made him look quite brown. If the per­son who com­mis­sions shows on Chan­nel 4 is read­ing this, I’d like to pitch a mi­nor­ity-re­lated doc­u­men­tary with the long­est name in his­tory. Although it might be hard to get

My Big Fat Black Ir­ish Gay Gypsy Re­al­ity Show Con­tes­tant

on a poster. Maybe we’ll play it safe, and just go with

Hughie! 3 DES CAHILL Danc­ing With The Stars.

Hughie is a gay mem­ber of the Trav­el­ling com­mu­nity. He had a tan­ning mal­func­tion on

Danc­ing With The Stars LAURA WHITMORE

Laura ap­peared on last year, part­ner­ing with Gio­vanni Per­nice. There were ru­mours of a re­la­tion­ship, although Ital­ian men are not known for chas­ing women, said no fe­male who ever walked alone in Rome. Ru­mours Laura was com­pet­ing for Gio­vanni with his ex, Ge­or­gia May Foote, were de­scribed as a “trumped-up love tri­an­gle”. Sounds like some­thing seedy in­volv­ing the Pres­i­dent of the US in a Moscow ho­tel room.

Strictly 4

have in com­mon? They are both called Eter­nal. Louise was part­nered with dancer, Kevin Clifton, in last year’s

Kevin is de­scribed as a Fer­til­ity King (re­ally!) be­cause two pre­vi­ous part­ners got preg­nant after danc­ing with him. He must be glad when the se­ries is fi­nally over, and he can re­turn home to his wife and 73 kids.


That sounds like some­thing from the Strengths and Weak­ness sec­tion of Des Cahill’s CV. (Poor Des). So­phie got a new job after she ap­peared on

a few years ago; she is now one of the tabloids’ of­fi­cially des­ig­nated Women Who Don’t Look Their Age. This never ends well, says you, look­ing at an­other shot of He­len Mirren in a bikini.

Come Danc­ing

Pop quiz. What do Louise’s girl band and the time it takes to com­plete a sea­son of

Strictly Come Danc­ing Strictly

So­phie had a smash hit when she sang

Mur­der On The Dance Floor. Strictly

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