Letterkenny native Ciara Doherty will be hoping to put her best foot forward in this glitzy fundraiser.

Donegal’s Ciara Doherty will be battling beneath bright lights and disco balls this weekend in support of Breast Cancer Ireland.

The TV3 Ireland AM presenter is one of the inspirational celebrities who signed up for this year’s Battle Of The Stars at Dublin’s Clayton Hotel on Saturday 14th April.

Ciara, along with each contestant, has spent the past few weeks in a rigorous regime of rehearsals by a team of professional choreographers and stylists.  

She will have full support from her Donegal fans as she makes her move to the dance floor for her first ever contest.

Pic. Robbie Reynolds

The stars will align in Ballsbridge for the annual gala fundraiser, where a host of high profile faces including RTE’s Blathnaid Ni Chofaigh, TV3 Ireland AM’s Ciara Doherty, presenter Kamal Ibrahim, Dancing with the Stars backstage reporter, James Patrice, Holly Carpenter, author and broadcaster, Diana Bunici, FM104 Strawberry Alarm Clock’s Crossy, model Kerri Nicole Blanc and fashion presenter and blogger Rob Kenny will take to the stage.

Ciara Doherty and Kamal Ibrahim. Pic. Robbie Reynolds

Battle of the Stars proudly supported by Joe Duffy Group also features survivors of breast cancer, including Spin’s Entertainment Editor Georgie Crawford in dances and lip sync challenges.

RTE/2FM star Eoghan McDermott, who has taken part in the event on two occasions in the past, will MC and a celebrity judging panel will assess the entertainment value.

Head judge on the night will be Dancing with the Stars judge Julian Benson and he will be joined by BCI Ambassador and TV3 presenter Elaine Crowley, solicitor Gerald Kean and presenter Lisa Cannon.

Mary Nolan, Group Communications Manager at Joe Duffy Group said “We are very proud to support Breast Cancer Ireland and the vital work it does. Its pioneering research and education and awareness programmes on the importance of good breast health have and will continue to be a vital part of the nation’s battle to prevent and treat breast cancer.”

Rob Kenny and Ciara Doherty. Pic. Robbie Reynolds

On the night, guests from the world of business, finance, arts, sports, media, fashion and entertainment will be welcomed on the pink carpet for a champagne reception followed by a four-course gala dinner and entertainment.

Once the winners and prizes have been announced, guests and participants will be invited to dance into the late hours to the retro sounds of The Sugar Cubes.

Tickets, which include a four-course meal and entertainment, are on sale at €150 per person at www.breastcancerireland.com. All funds raised support Breast Cancer Ireland’s pioneering research and awareness programmes around Ireland.

Good luck to Ciara and all the contestants – break a leg!