Tue, 11 Sep, 2018
Dancing With The Stars returns – with new hosts!
Channel 10 has revealed that it is rebooting one of Australia’s prime-time favourites, Dancing With The Stars.
The show, which was axed from Channel 7 after 15 series, will also have two new judges who were both former contestants on the TV competition.
Amanda Keller and Grant Denyer will slip on their dancing shoes to host the series.
Talking about their new venture, Keller said: “Grant and I have had the length and breadth of experience.
“He won, he is good. I enjoyed learning the dances but wasn’t that good at doing them and was voted off pretty early. I recently found my old dancing shoes and was thinking of burning them. It was that bad.”
Keller explained that she is happy she will be able to help the new amateurs tackle the challenges of the show.
"I can’t wait to be part of the spangly madness that is Dancing With The Stars. Having been a terrified, uncoordinated contestant, it will be fun to lend a sympathetic ear and a spare sequin or two, to a new batch of amateur hoofers," Keller added.
"I’m so excited. And let’s face it, this is the only way I’m guaranteed to get to the grand finale."
Although more than 150 Aussie celebrities competed on the Channel Seven show, Denyer and Keller believe there are still many famous names that need to show off their moves.
Denyer confessed that his dream contestant for the show would be convicted drug smuggler Schapelle Corby, who he believes could “bring a mountain of drama and all the boogie-board contraband a contestant could dream of to take the pain away from all the injuries”.
Keller said that she has her eye on recruiting international politicians for the show.
“I would love to see Barack and Michelle Obama. Maybe Donald Trump if we could get him with Putin. Actually, Malcolm Turnbull has a bit of time on his hands.”
Denyer said: “This series will be much bigger, more glamorous and dazzling than ever.
“Australia has never seen dancing this spectacular.
“Get ready for something truly outstanding. I’m so happy I’m crying sequins down my fake tanned cheeks.”
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