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Montel Hewson Biography – Montel Hewson Wiki
Montel Hewson is an Irish professional dancer. He won the World Dance Organisation World Youth Under 21 Latin Championships with his partner, Jillian Bronwich, in Sicily.
“We were so happy to win the competition,” Montel told the Sunday World. “There are so many couples in it, and then it goes to the last six finalists.
“When it came to second place it was just us left and the Ukrainian couple, so the tension was really high. Our hearts were thumping out of our chests.
“Then, luckily, it was in our favour – they called the Ukrainian couple to be second and we both started crying, that we won it for Ireland.
“It was the first time ever that an Irish couple had become world champions in this competition, so it was the first time they played the national anthem. When we got up there, we were crying our eyes out.”
Montel was born in Dublin but moved to Romania with his Romanian father and Irish mother at a young age and started to learn to dance there when he was four. He moved back to Ireland when he was 11.
Montel Hewson Age
Dancer Montel Hewson was born in 2002 in Templelogue, Dublin.
Montel Hewson Sister
Montel Hewson is the youngest sibling of Irish model and singer Alli McDonnell. Alli died by suicide in February 2019 at the age of 37. Just weeks after mum-of-four Alli’s death, her former boyfriend and You’re A Star singer Andrew Mann was found dead in his home.
Montel dedicated his win at the World Dance Organisation World Youth Under 21 Latin Championships to Alli.
“I felt Alli on the floor with me the whole time, and during each round I talked to her, to push me to do as best as I can,” he said. “She is an inspiration to me always. She only got to see me dance once with Jillian, as we only started dancing together maybe two months before she died.
“Alli was the type of person that always invited us to her house after training, as she’d always be awake. I dedicated my win to her.”
Montel Hewson Family
Montel Hewson is the youngest of eight children. He is the younger brother of model and singer Alli McDonnell. He and Alli shared the same mother, but different fathers. Montel also has a talented singer sister, Rebecca Hewson, who goes under the stage name Abecca.
Montel is a distant relation of U2 singer Bono, whose real name is Paul Hewson. “We’re distant cousins, but I’ve never met him. My auntie has met him a few times,” he told the Sunday World.
Montel Hewson DWTS Ireland
On November 28, 2023, Montel Hewson was confirmed as a professional dancer for the seventh series of the Irish version of Dancing with the Stars. He joined the professional dance team along with his partner Jillian Bromwich and Italian pro dancer Simone Arena.
Returning favourites include Karen Byrne, marking her seventh consecutive season on the show. Following the recent departure of John Nolan and Emily Barker, Byrne is now the sole pro dancer to have graced the dancefloor in every season of the show.
Polish dancer Robert Rowiński, who reached the final with singer Brooke Scullion last year, returns to the show for his fifth season. Meanwhile, Laura Nolan, Kylee Vincent and Stephen Vincent are gearing up for their fourth consecutive series, aiming to guide their celebrities to the coveted Glitterball Trophy.
Montel previously spoke about Dancing With The Stars, saying: “Dancing With The Stars is a great show, but a lot of it is about entertainment and the glamour aspect of it – but when it comes to competitive dancing, you don’t really hear anything about it at all.
“Any time I speak about dancing, people always mention Dancing With The Stars, but the competitive side of it is a completely different.”
Montel Hewson Girlfriend
Irish Under 21 World Champion Montel Hewson is dating fellow professional dancer Jillian Bromwich. Montel and Jillian started dancing together in November 2018 as Youth for Ireland. Currently, they are registered as a couple in Ireland. They joined together after Montel and Gorgia Hendrick split in December 2017.
Montel Hewson Instagram
Montel Hewson’s Instagram handle is @montelhewson.