Willie O’Reilly: RTE should enjoy its successful spin on the dance floor

The punters are crying out for a bit of sparkle and fun to carry us through the dark months, and Dancing With the Stars is a perfect fit

One to watch: author Cathy Kelly and Maurizio Benenato in Dancing With the Stars. Picture: Kyran O’Brien

January is such a long month. After the fun and celebration of December, it’s a huge let-down. It’s dark, it’s cold and it’s interminable.

If you’ve overspent a bit at Christmas (who hasn’t?) you are faced with the prospect of tightening your belt to get to the next salary cheque. “Too much month at the end of the money,” as Marty Stuart once sang.

With money tight and a pandemic ongoing, it’s the season for ...