Aoibhín Garrihy

Aoibhín Garrihy

She’s waved Carrickstown goodbye and is ready to take on the Cha Cha, it’s former-Fair City star, Aoibhín Garrihy.

Former Fair City actress, Aoibhín Garrihy played the role of everyone’s favourite girl-next-door, Neasa Dillon for five years, but for Dancing with the Stars she feels like she has to adopt a whole new character. “This is so like taking on a character. I need to leave Aoibhín behind and my inhibitions at the door. Beyoncé has Sasha Fierce, so I’ve got to find my alter ego!”

No stranger to the stage, Aoibhín has appeared in a number of theatre productions since graduating from Trinity College and is ready to take to the dance floor. “You can’t do something like this by half-measures. This was an opportunity I couldn’t say no to. I’m a massive fan of Strictly in the UK.”

Aoibhín has appeared opposite Jamie Dornan in The Fall and had a brief stint in Love/Hate.

Speaking of her dance experience, Aoibhín says, “like most Irish girls, I was sent onto Irish dancing, but that is the extent of my experience.”

Outside of acting, Aoibhín recently married her long-time partner, John Burke, in Co. Clare.