Brian Dowling And Kai Widdrington Are About To Be The First Same Sex Pairing On DWTS

It's a first for DWTS, and we just can't wait.


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Dancing With The Stars is switching things up this week, with two celebrities taking to the dance floor in same sex pairings. In a first for both the Irish and UK version of the show, there will be an all-male partnership, and an all-female one too. We can only imagine that the two pairs are going to fit together perfectly.

Brian Dowling is set to dance with Kai Widdrington, while Lottie Ryan will perform with Emily Barker this Saturday night.


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“This is about visibility and starting a conversation,” Brian said. “Myself and Kai can now dance on the biggest entertainment show on Irish television, I think that is phenomenal.” He continued, “It has taken a long time to get Ireland here and I’m chuffed that I can be part of that.

“This is celebrating the fact that two guys can dance together on national television. I will be emotional on the night. I’m an out gay man and I’m married, and this is really important to me.”

Lottie Ryan went on to say, “For a prime time family show to be so progressive and inclusive is an honour to be part of. “Emily is someone who I’ve watched on my telly for years admiring, so I can’t wait to share the floor with her.”

We’ll be waiting patiently for the show to kick off this Saturday.


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