Nina Carberry is set to join Davy Fitzgerald, Anna Geary and Donncha O’Callaghan on the coaching panel on RTÉ One’s hit entertainment Ireland’s Fittest Family.

The former jump jockey and winner of the Celebrity version of the show in 2020 will replace Derval O’Rourke who is stepping back from the show to concentrate on her own growing nutrition business.

The show will return in the winter for a tenth season with Mairead Ronan presenting and Darragh Moloney on commentary duty.

“Ireland’s Fittest Family has always been a hit in our house, so it makes it extra special to be joining the lineup of coaches,” said Carberry.

“I’ve big shoes to fill as I’ve always been a fan of Derval’s but of course, I’m in it to win so Donncha, Anna and Davy, step aside I’m ready to take you all on.”

“We’re delighted to have Nina join this very special show as it returns for its 10th season,” added Alan Tyler, Head of Entertainment Commissioning, RTÉ.

“In her extremely successful career as a jockey, Nina showed just how competitive she is, and we can’t wait to see that transfer to Ireland’s Fittest Family. From racing to dancing, whatever Nina does she wants to win. Ireland’s Fittest Family is going to be an unmissable competition this year.”

In 2005 Carberry won the first of multiple races at the Cheltenham Festival, becoming the first female jockey to do so in 18 years. She is also a winner of the Irish Grand National and earlier this year won the fifth series of Dancing With the Stars on RTÉ.



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