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Michael Flatley to return in ITV special, Nadine Coyle to feature

Michael Flatley is to return for an ITV special later this year.

The Irish dancer will celebrate 20 years since rising to fame on Michael Flatley: A Night to Remember, to air in the coming weeks on ITV.

Flatley found worldwide fame after starring in Riverdance, which first came to prominence on Eurovision in April 1994.

He has since found success in his touring shows Lord of the Dance, Feet of Flames and Celtic Tiger.

In will be his first British TV performance in over a decade, and he will be joined by 30 dancers and musicians.

Christine Bleakley will host the one-off show, while tributes will be made by stars including Sir Bruce Forsyth.

The show will also include a taste of his new show Lord of the Dance: Dangerous Games, with Girls Aloud's Nadine Coyle performing alongside him as The Goddess Erin.

Flatley said of the show: "The
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'Riverdance' Bids Farewell To North America After 16 Years

New York — When Julian Erskine last saw the American touring company of "Riverdance," he had to smile.

He was in the Segerstrom Center for the Arts on an October night in Costa Mesa, Calif., watching the high-stepping cast electrify the crowd once again despite more than a dozen years crisscrossing the nation.

"To be at the back of a hall with the audience jumping to their feet at the end of the show after all these years, it's just so gratifying and just so pleasing," says Erskine, the show's senior executive producer, by phone from Dublin.

Even so, the end of the road is nearing. "Riverdance" is currently on an 82-city farewell North American tour that's winding across the U.S. and Canada and ends in June. This month, the show left Texas, hit the Southeast and next goes to the Plains.

"It's certainly emotional to be saying goodbye," says Erskine.
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