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20th Apr 2022

Irish DWTS pro set to leave the show for BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing

Ellen Fitzpatrick

If the rumours are true…

One of the pro dancers from RTÉ’s Dancing With The Stars is set to leave the series and is heading for BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing.

Fresh off his 2022 win, Pasquale La Rocca is reportedly leaving the series and will be replacing pro dancer Aljaz Skorjanec who recently announced he was leaving the show, according to the UK Mirror.

A source revealed to them: “Strictly bosses have drawn up a wishlist and would love Pasquale as long as they could prise him away from the Irish show.”

“He is super-talented and an exciting prospect,” the insider added.

This is Pasquale’s second win in his Dancing with the Stars career, being crowned the winner in 2020 with Lottie Ryan and again last month with jockey Nina Carberry.

The 32 year old also won the series in Belgium back in 2019.

Adding to the rumours he’s heading over to the UK series, he has admitted that he’d love to join Strictly in the future.

He told RSVP Live: “Strictly Come Dancing is the biggest show on UK television and it is the show that everybody wants to be on.

“I lived in England for years and I always said that I wanted to be on the show one day. But circumstances change and you experience different things.

“If it happens in the future, I would be over the moon. But, if not, I will stay going in this direction.”

If he accepts the offer, he’ll be working alongside Kai Widdrington who also left for Strictly and appeared on the show last year. Before this he was a pro dancer on Ireland’s version of the show for four years.