Dancing With The Stars

Tommy Fury and Curtis Pritchard reunite for new ITV2 show

Curtis Pritchard and Tommy Fury (Credit: ITV)

After a summer in the Love Island villa, the pair found love with Molly-Mae Hague and Maura Higgins and also started their unlikely bromance.

The new series will see Fury and Pritchard swap jobs and tackle the challenges of stepping into each other’s shoes.

Professional boxer Fury will hang up his boxing gloves and put on his dancing shoes to train with a professional dancer and get ready for a ballroom competition.

Republic of Ireland centre hit the dance floor

Dancing with the Stars (Credit: RTÉ)

The show, the international version of the BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing, began its third series at the beginning of the year. It is made by ShinAwiL for RTÉ, and hosted by Jennifer Zamparelli and Nicky Byrne.

A team of 120-150 people are involved in the production of the two-hour live broadcast, which has been compared to “producing a Eurovision Song Contest every week for 12 weeks”.

Executive producer and ShinAwiL CEO Larry Bass said that the dance floor was bigger than the area used in the original BBC version of the show.

Behind the scenes of Dancing with the Stars

The celebrity dancing show, which started its second series in January, is filmed at Ardmore Studios Film Factory, County Wicklow.

“Our colleagues, most of whom have worked over the years on big light entertainment productions, were most impressed with the amazing high-tech studio set up and facilities,” said RoI Chair Charles Byrne.

“As one of our members said during the tour, ‘It must be like producing the Eurovision Song Contest transmission every week for its 12-week run.’