The beauty and fashion blogger – also known as SoSueMe – has made millions from her line of products
The 38-year-old Dublin native has told friends that barring last-minute complications, she will start rehearsals for the show early next month.
tea sunday world It was recently announced that drag queen Panti Bliss and Eurovision singer Brooke Scullion have already signed up for RTÉ’s new series.
Suzanne has been at the top of the show’s creators’ wish list for a number of years.
Three years ago she confirmed that she had been invited to participate.
“For those who are asking – no, I wasn’t asked to do Dancing With The Stars. That was me a few years ago, but it never went further,” she said in 2019.
In 2017, Suzanne admitted she was excited about the program and would love to try it.
“I loved watching the show, I danced Irish for 17 years – that’s why we had Irish dancing at our wedding,” she said at the time.
“I feel like I’m communicating and updating my followers enough now – if the right TV show comes up like The Jungle or Strictly or Dancing With The Stars I’d love to try it.”
Suzanne married Dylan O’Connor in Skerries in August 2017 and the couple hosted a lavish reception at the Powerscourt Hotel in Wicklow.
“That one Riverdance song always gets my shoes knocking, it blows my mind, the dancers on our wedding day were amazing,” she recalled.
The beauty and fashion blogger – also known as SoSueMe – has made millions from her range of products and her posts on Instagram, where she has almost 300,000 followers.
Suzanne has more time to finally take part in Dancing With The Stars since she announced plans in July to step down as CEO of her beauty brand SoSu Cosmetics and tanning brand Dripping Gold. Caroline Dalton was appointed to succeed her in October.
The black-haired businesswoman started blogging in 2010 and by 2013 had quit her job and was working full-time on social media.
In 2016, she released a line of beauty products in the SoSu cosmetics line, followed in 2018 with her tanning brand. In 2020, her company, Cohar Ltd, reported a profit of €2.12 million.
Suzanne has also become a TV star in recent years as she hosts RTÉ makeover show The Style Counselors alongside Eileen Smith.
Suzanne grew up in Skerries and now lives in Malahide.
In May last year, she announced plans to emigrate to Portugal, but a month later she announced that she had changed her mind and was living in Ireland.
tea sunday world also learned that boxer Jason Quigley is also in talks to join Dancing With The Stars.
The 31-year-old Donegal man was set to represent Ireland at the 2016 Olympics but opted to turn professional instead.
Last December, Jason lost to American Demetrius Andrade for the WBO middleweight title after breaking his jaw in the fight.
He has only lost twice in his professional career of 21 fights. He is set to marry his fiancée early next year.
Other names mentioned for the new series include Fair City’s Seamus Power; Weatherwoman Nuala Carey; make up GAA stars Philly McMahon and Kieran Donaghy and 2fm DJs Tracy Clifford and Laura Fox.
Former GAA pundit Pat Spillane has also been linked to the show after retiring from Sunday’s game, but did chat with the sunday worldLast month he told us: “I turned down an offer to appear on last year’s show and I was not asked to do the upcoming series.
“But even if they asked me, I’d still say no because (a) I’m 66, (b) I can’t fucking dance, and (c) my knee’s busted.
“I’d want to be paid millions for fucking embarrassing myself,” he laughed. “I’m big enough as it is, but to make me an even bigger Eejit when I’m doing a dance show? Jaysus, no!”
Presenter Nicky Byrne has stepped down to take time off the Westlife tour and he has been replaced by Doireann Garrihy, who will co-host with Jennifer Zamparelli.
Top jockey Nina Carberry won last year’s competition.
Dancing with the Stars is set to return to our screens in January, but due to budget cuts it’s likely to be the final season.