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I wasn’t positive what to anticipate from Dancing With The Stars but it surely was wonderful, says Dr Marie Cassidy

X-State Pathologist Dr Marie Cassidy has gushed about her time on Dancing With The Stars following her elimination.

The forensic professional, who labored on a number of the nation’s most infamous homicide circumstances, made headlines when she introduced she’d be strutting her stuff on the Dancing With The Stars dancefloor this sequence.

4 Marie was on At present with Stephen

4 Dr Marie Cassidy stated she had a good time on DWTS

4 Marie defined that she had a number of enjoyable whereas practising the present

However the 64-year-old was left gutted to change into the second star booted off the hit RTE sequence on Sunday night time.

The Scottish native, whose dad and mom hailed from Donegal, appeared on RTE’s At present along with her pro-partner Stephen Vincent to talk with Daithi O Se and Sinead Kennedy about her expertise on the present.

She defined: “Oh it was completely fabulous, I had the time of my life.

“After I took it on I wasn’t positive what to anticipate but it surely’s simply been a lot enjoyable primarily as a result of I used to be dancing with Stephen.”

Stephen then defined that they each had a good time dancing collectively.

He stated: “We obtained on very well and I feel we’re actually lucky. We clicked just about immediately and we had a number of enjoyable in rehearsals.

“And I used to be very fortunate to be paired with you. I actually, actually loved it.”

Stephen additionally stated that Dr Marie was very hard-working all through all the time they have been coaching.

He continued saying: “We have been simply saying this earlier than I did not realise this, I realised that she by no means truly took a break and she or he was at all times on, at all times able to go, at all times prepared to bop.

“Now I wasn’t positive if she knew she may ask for a break however she by no means stopped and something I threw at her she was prepared to offer it a go and gave it her all.

“So I used to be very fortunate.”

Dr Marie Cassidy additionally lately spoke about how Irish individuals are fascinated with dying – and she or he was surprised on the stage of fame she has right here.

The 64-year-old stated, stated it got here as a shock when she was requested to participate within the present, although she was conscious of the extent of curiosity in her and her job throughout her time in Eire.

She took on the position of Deputy State Pathologist from 1998 till 2004 earlier than a 14-year stint within the high job as State Pathologist.


And he or she grew to become a family identify as newspaper and TV experiences of suspicious deaths always featured pictures of her along with her trademark sun shades.

She oversaw inquiries into hundreds of deaths, from murders to these with unnatural causes, till her retirement in 2018.

However talking after her DWTS exit, she stated the extent of curiosity in her job in Eire was “weird”.

She advised RTE Radio One’s Ryan Tubridy: “Yeah, that was weird as a result of I had been doing the very same job over in Glasgow for a lot of a few years and no person knew who we have been, we’d simply sneak in in the course of the night time after which sneak again out.

“We would seem in courtroom and our names can be within the paper however to not the extent as once I got here to Eire.

“I simply thought that this was very very odd. However you must put that apart and simply ignore it. The Irish have a fascination with dying.”

Evaluating Eire to Scotland, Marie added: “It’s actually fairly exceptional when you consider it as a result of coming from the Scottish state of affairs the place we do not actually speak about dying an excessive amount of.

“Actually, not murders as a result of you don’t need individuals to get that impression of Scotland, so the homicide can be on web page seven in a nook of the newspaper, however right here, entrance web page with as many images as they may presumably have.”