'Wish me luck! (God knows I’ll need it)'

Buncrana nurse and model Grainne Gallanagh will be strutting her way to the dancefloor in next year’s Dancing with the Stars Ireland.

The former Miss Universe Ireland winner confirmed her place on the celebrity line-up this morning, admitting that the nerves are already hitting before her big TV moment.

Grainne Gallanagh – Dancing with the Stars Ireland 2020

Grainne (25) is a qualified nurse who had a whirlwind year as Miss Universe Ireland 2018. She placed in the Top 20 of the pageant final in Bangkok and became Ireland’s first model to walk in Miami Swim Week 2019.

Grainne took to Instagram to tell her followers that she was ‘dying’ to confirm the rumours that she would be competing next year.

“My poor partner doesn’t know what he’s got himself in for .. Wish me luck! (God knows I’ll need it),” she said.

She may have the catwalk moves, but Grainne admits that she has zero dance moves!

“Unfortunately I do not have any experience or any natural talents,” Grainne said.

The women’s health advocate is very excited for her new challenge as she plans to juggle her work and rehearsals.

“You have to make time for the things that you are passionate about,” she told RTE host James Patrice, before showing off her signature move – the Dad Dance.

Dancing with the Stars rehearsals kicked off in Dublin this week as the contestants get ready to hit the dancefloor in January. Other stars confirmed so far include Glenda Gilson, Lottie Ryan, Mary Kennedy, Sinead O’Carroll and Ryan Andrews.