It’s The Greatest Show! Dancing With The Stars Australia Is Back With A Whole New Cast
February 17, 2019
Dancing with the Stars Australia is returning February 18 and has a new home on Channel 10. It also has new hosts, new judges, and a stellar new cast of performers ready to strut their stuff on the dance floor.
First up, let’s meet our hosts Grant Denyer and Amanda Keller.
WSFM radio hostess, Amanda Keller is one half of the Jonesy and Amanda in the Morning show. Amanda competed in the fifth season and was eliminated in the fifth week when the show aired on Channel 7. She’s the second host of the sixteenth season.
Former Channel 7 Sunrise weatherman turned Channel 10 game show host Grant Denyer will host the new season. When the show aired on Channel 7, he took part in the fourth season which he won.
Sharna Burgess, Tristan MacManus, and Craig Revel Horwood
Sharna Burgess has performed as a professional dance partner on the US DWTS and was a member of the Burn the Floor trope. She also performed in the 2000 Olympic Games Closing Ceremony.
Tristan MacManus is from Ireland and has been on-tour with Mrs. Brown’s Boys and has appeared on the US version of Dancing with the Stars along with the British edition Strictly Come Dancing. He now lives in Australia with his Australian wife.
Craig Revel Horwood is no stranger to the Dancing judging panel. He has served as a judge on the New Zealand Dancing with the Stars and Strictly Come Dancing. Horwood also choreographed the final scene in the family film, Paddington 2. He was born in Victoria and lives in the UK.
Courtney Act is the drag queen alias of Shane Jenek. This is the first time in Dancing with the Star history a male competitor (in drag) will dance with a male partner. Courtney will take to the floor with dance partner Joshua Keefe. Shane will be the persona attending rehearsals while Courtney will take to the dance floor.
You might not know his name at first, but you might recognise his last name. His mother is Olympic Gold Medallist Lisa Curry and his father is former Ironman Grant Kenny. Jett is the youngest person in this year’s competition and is partnered with Dancing with the Stars pro dancer newcomer Lily Cornish.
Funny lady, actress, and Studio Ten panelist Denise Scott is the oldest member of the cast, but that won’t stop her from showing Australia what she’s got. Her partner is Jeremy Garner whose sister, Amanda Garner was the dance partner of host Grant Denyer in Season 4 when the show aired on Channel 7.
Everybody’s favourite Crazy Bull and one of Amanda Keller’s Living Room cohorts and don’t forget chief, Miguel Maestre is dusting off those sequins for his turn on the dance floor with partner Megan Wragg.
Neighbors fans know her as young mother Paige Smith, but Olympia Valance is moving away from her Ramsay Street roots and is set to make her dancing mark with dance partner and Dancing with the Stars vet, Jarryd Byrne.
Author and social media influencer, Constance Hall is ready to show she can hold her own on the dance floor. Her partner is Gustavo Viglio.
Returning Professional Dancers From Previous Seasons
New Professional Dancers
Marco de Angelis
It’s unknown if Chong Lim will return as musical director at this time.
Also, it appears the theme song to the series has changed to The Greatest Show, the first song featured in the musical film, The Greatest Showman.
The version of The Greatest Show is from the Reimagined Greatest Showman soundtrack, performed by Panic! At the Disco.
Will The Series Air Live? If So, When And What Time?
Yes! The series will air live on Channel 10 beginning Feburary 18 at 7:30pm.
Where Will The Series Air Live From?
It’s unclear at the moment whether the series will broadcast from Melbourne or Sydney. When Studio 10 spoke to Denise Scott, she was rehearsing in Melbourne. They also spoke to Michelle Bridges and she was rehearsing in Sydney. Though it’s likely it will broadcast from Melbourne though it might not.
Dust off those sequined costumes and those latin dance heels because you’ll be up off your lounge dancing along with our favorite celebrities. Here’s a glimpse at the promo trailer for the upcoming series:
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Dancing with the Stars Australia debuts on Channel 10 tomorrow at 7:30pm