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Tyrone fake tan firm star-struck by TV deal

Co Tyrone country singer and Dancing with the Stars contestant Cliona Hagan
Co Tyrone country singer and Dancing with the Stars contestant Cliona Hagan
Emma Deighan

By Emma Deighan

A Tyrone cosmetics firm has been chosen as the tanning provider for RTE's Dancing with the Stars for the third year running.

Bellamianta Luxury Tan, co-founded by Linda Stinson just over two years ago, has kick-started its new year as the official tan partner for the show.

The glitzy competition is hosted by Westlife star Nicky Byrne and comedian Jennifer Zamparelli.

The brand will provide fake tan to each cast member ahead of the live shows on RTE 1 every Sunday. Among the cast are former Miss Ireland and Britain's Next Top Model Holly Carpenter, Mrs Brown's Boys actress Eilish O'Carroll, Dublin footballer and All Ireland Winner Denis Bastick and country music start Cliona Hagan.

Linda Stinson said: "I am delighted Bellamianta are once again the official tanning partner for RTE's Dancing With The Stars Ireland. We are working hard behind the scenes each week to ensure that all the stars and dancers are #bellabronzed and glowing. There is a fantastic line up this year and the competition is fierce."

Bellamianta, which operates under the umbrella Cosmetic Choices, has gone from supplying its first tanning product to McElhinneys in Ballybofey two years ago to distributing a range of products to over 3,500 stores around Ireland.

Last year it launched in Debenhams in Belfast, where Ms Stinson began her career in beauty.

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