Red Rock actress Denise McCormack has been impressing audiences on “Dancing with the Stars” week after week – she’s been catching up with Classic Hits 4FM’s Trina Mara on “Something for the Weekend”
Denise admits she has been rehearsing day and night – all she does these days is eat, sleep and dance….aswell as working the usual day job on TV3’s soap “Red Rock”.
Last week, she worked over 40 hours on “Red Red” filming from 7am-7pm and her professional dance partner Ryan even visited her on her break to rehearse – as they pulled the tables in the canteen back to make a dance space. She may suggest they kill her off in the soap just for the duration of “Dancing with the Stars” …..or maybe make her Bridget Kelly bed-ridden for a while so she can have a sleep at least.
She has thanked her mam and sister for doing all her cooking for her……as she has literally been too tired to even “have a conversation” lately.
She has discovered dancing is the best way to lose weight. Denise says “the lbs are literally falling off me. I’m a skinny-mini. I’ve never been this small in my life. I’m drinking loads of water and eat healthily anyway but this so beats going to the gym”.
Although Denise often looks shocked to get through to the next stage, she says you never know if the public will vote for you or not so you can never assume you are safe. She admits she can get scared of the judges. “Normally after I’ve danced, I zone out. It’s a scary place to be and last week Loraine said we put a foxtrot in when she should’ve done a quickstep and mentioned Ryan was jeopardizing me, my instinct was to stand up for him. It’s very emotional – you want to look after your dance partner”.