A reunion of sorts for many of the faces who participated in Strictly Against Breast Cancer over the past three years, it will include broadcasters Elaine Crowley and Jenny Buckley, rugby pundit Shane Byrne, solicitor Gerald Kean; 2FMs Eoghan McDermott; Red Rock actor Dave Crowley, Fair City actors George McMahon, Dave O Sullivan and Jenny Dixon as well as beauty expert Triona McCarthy, models Lynn Kelly and Karena Graham, and weather-girl Helen Curran.
Aptly titled ‘Battle of the Stars’, the event will include survivors of breast cancer, some of whom will reunite with past partners to perform on the night. New combinations will also be created in order to showcase a range of hitherto unseen singing, acting and dancing talents.
A celebrity judging panel, including author Emma Hannigan along with a few other surprise guests will be on hand to assess the entertainment value and of course style on the night. MC Nicky Byrne will keep the judges on track as well as keeping over three hundred and fifty guests entertained throughout the evening.
Each of the participants will spend the next few months being put through a rigorous regime of rehearsals by a team of professional voice coaches, choreographers and stylists.
On arrival, guests will be welcomed on to the pink carpet at the iconic Ballsbridge hotel for a champagne reception, followed by a four course gala dinner and entertainment. Once the winners and prizes have been announced, guests and participants will be invited to dance into the late hours to the retro sounds of The Sugar Cubes.
The world of business, finance, arts, sports, media, fashion and entertainment and the community will be in attendance to experience this black tie spectacle of glamour and expertise with the aim of raising funds towards Breast Cancer Ireland’s pioneering research and awareness programmes throughout the country.