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Margo declines invite to ‘Dancing with the Stars’ 23.11.16

COUNTRY legend Margo has revealed she declined an invitation to appear on RTE’s ‘Dancing with the Stars’ in the new year.
Margo (65) said she was forced to turn down the offer to appear on the homespun Strictly spin-off, for health reasons.
As a result she won’t be following brother Daniel (54) onto the dance floor after his much-feted appearance on BBC’s ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ last year.
Margo said she feared that the stress of the show would exacerbate “quite a number” of existing health problems.
Ms O’Donnell suffered a heart attack after the death of her beloved mother in 2014. She also has a back problem and was bedridden with excruciating sciatica pain last year.
She told fans she was “honoured” to get the invitation to appear on the prime RTE show but sadly had to decline.
“I was honoured to be asked by RTE to take part in (Strictly) Come Dancing Irish Style but I declined. Sorry to all of my fans and friends,” she said via her Facebook page.
“Yes, toooooooo much stress and for health reasons. I can dance but not on (Strictly). I will stick to the singing,” she added.
Margo’s invitation follows weekend reports that veteran newscaster Anne Doyle is due to appear on the eagerly-awaited entertainment extravaganza - due to hit screens in early 2017 and hosted by Amanda Byram.
There has been no official confirmation of celebrity participants yet but contestants are likely to be revealed in a series of promotional unveilings in the weeks leading up to the show.
Meanwhile, Margo has been inundated with good wishes from fans with some telling her she would have been a great addition to the line-up.
“If Daniel can dance so can you. After all you are his sister, it's in the genes. But I understand (due) to health reasons it might be a wee bit difficult. It's the thought that counts. Would have loved to see you though!,” wrote one.
“You’re right. A saying here is, it’s nourishment not punishment you want. Xxx,” added another.
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