The news that Erin McGregor would be taking part in this year's Dancing With The Stars, was met with a mixed reaction. Many people took to Twitter, questioning what why Conor McGregor's sister was included in the lineup.
— Redslayer (@redslayer1201) January 14, 2018
Why is Erin Mcgregor on #DWTSIrl ??♂️
— Claire Quinn (@thequinn92) January 14, 2018
How the hell is Erin McGregor a celebrity?? #DWTSIrl
— Aoife Traynor (@AoifeTraynor__) January 4, 2018
However, there was nothing mixed about the judges reactions when Erin made her debut tonight with a salsa routine. Her score of 23 was the highest of the night and it's fair to say that the dance left her feeling 'totes emosh.'
It was noted that the fitness model struggled with stage fright before her performance. After the dance she said: “Ever since I had the baby I was so afraid to get back out there.
“I tried to bring out my inner fighter I hope I brought her out tonight. I feel amazing, I’m really proud," she added.
The 36-year old went on to say that her family believed in positive affirmations and references were inevitably made to Conor McGregor as Erin bestowed her little brother with praise.
“He has done so much with his life.
“He just went in he followed a dream and he succeeded. To me, that’s inspirational."
Wow! Erin McGregor, I knew nothing of your doubts at all. From the first time I saw you on show one last week all I saw was the strength in you. You were BRILLIANT tonight. Well done! Go you ??You had my vote before you even danced ?
— Jennifer Lynott Thom (@LynottJennifer) January 14, 2018
— BattleoftheAxe (@BattleoftheAxe1) January 14, 2018
— Niamh (@niamhkennyxx) January 14, 2018
Erin McGregor was the best so far but was Ryan channeling a bit of her brother at the end? #DWTSIrl
— maeve quigley (@maevequigs) January 14, 2018
Not everyone was bowled over by her though.
You know what’s worse then influencer ? Erin mcgregor , Conor’s sister has motivational speaker on her Instagram. Good jaysis
— Lisa Boyle (@Li_Bo_X) January 7, 2018
Watching Erin mcgregor cringing ??????
— Eemz. (@EmerColeman_) January 14, 2018
Erin McGregor acting like she just won the whole competition #DWTSIrl
— Áine (@aine_dunny) January 14, 2018