If you’re a fan of flamboyant costumes, outrageous celebrities busting a move in the name of entertainment and more Cha-Cha-Chas and Rumbas than you can poke a stick at, you’re in luck.
Beloved dance competition and Logie-winning reality show Dancing with the Stars is making a comeback to Australian TV screens in 2019, but this time on Channel Ten.
The show, which has seen everyone from Johnny Ruffo to Pauline Hanson and Chris Hemsworth to Kerri-Anne Kennerley take to the dance floor, will be hosted by renowned presenters Amanda Keller, 56 and Grant Denyer, 41, Network Ten announced on Wednesday via Twitter.
The show originally aired on Channel Seven for 15 successful seasons before being shelved in 2015 when former weather girl Emma Freedman won the final series.
Dancing with the Stars has been hosted by an array of well-known stars in the past including Daryl Somers, Sonia Kruger, Daniel MacPherson and even Spice Girl Melanie Brown. Meanwhile, the likes of Todd McKenney, Helen Richley and Paul Mercurio have acted as judges for the show.
The American version of the show, now in its 26th season, airs on CBS, the major US network that now owns Channel Ten in Australia. Steve Irwin’s daughter, Bindi, triumphed to victory during America’s 21st season and brought viewers to tears one week with a memorable tribute to her late father.
While he’s happier than ever, it hasn’t been an easy year for the former Family Feud star. Denyer recently opened up on the moment doctors told him his organs were functioning at just seven per cent and he was risking killing himself – a result of “chronic fatigue” and exhaustion from his busy job on Sunrise.
Speaking in an exclusive chat with Starts at 60, the Aussie TV favourite has urged others to speak out about personal battles and mental health issues, after he was left fighting serious health concerns due to his work pressure on the Channel 7 show.
“I was knackered. I had bitten off more than I could chew, and trying to juggle too much. It’s one of those things you do in your life when you’re hungry and aggressively trying to climb the ladder and take your career to the next level,” he explained of his role as one of the presenters on Sunrise at the time.