Former Miss Ireland and blogger Aoife Walsh had to pull out of the upcoming “Dancing With The Stars” due to an injured toe. RTE confirmed this unfortunate development in a statement this week that the former beauty queen will not become part of the show anymore.

End of her dancing dream?

Aoife injured herself earlier this month during rehearsals. The 27-year-old is still hoping to join the dancing series on January 7, 2018, but her injury won’t fully heal before that date. She revealed that she was devastated to hang her dancing shoes so early, and it wasn’t the right time for her. She told Nicky Byrne and Jenny Greene of RTE’s 2fm that she accidentally stubbed her toe, on her bed frame, after getting out of bed.

Aoife admitted that it was very stressful to see her fellow contestants learning all the routine while she focused on recovery. She is currently wearing a cast, which leaves her a month behind the other celebrity contestants.

The Tipperary beauty also thanked RTE and ShinAwil for their support and the opportunity they gave her. She also thanked her fellow contestants and wished them the very best. Aoife said that she will be cheering them every week. According to celebrity blogger, her dream might have ended but the glass is always half full, and every door that closes leaves another one opened.

When her position in the show is left vacant, a new star will be announced to take her place. This new contestant will only have two weeks to get ready for the show early next year. Rumor has it that top model Alannah Beirne will step on her dancing shoes to replace Aoife Walsh.

Who is Aofie Walsh?

Aoife Walsh is a former beauty queen who represented Ireland in the 2013 Miss World beauty pageant. She got her postgraduate degree in Education from Trinity College Dublin. This is her third degree overall. She taught herself how to dance in preparation for the beauty contest. This might have been the perfect moment for her to showcase her dancing talent, but injury intervened and forced her to quit and give herself time to recover.

Among the stars who will be taking part in the show’s second season is broadcaster Maia Dunphy, sports presenter Marty Morrisey, actress Deidre O’Kane, singer Jake Carter, and comedian Bernard O’Shea. The rest of the cast also includes GAA player Anna Geary, rugby star Tomas O’Leary, entrepreneur Norah Casey, Olympian Rob Hefferman, and Conor McGregor’s sister Erin.

Dancing With the Stars” Ireland will be aired on January 7, 2018.