STRICTLY COME DANCING JUDGE
Dancing with the Stars6th Feb 2019
Media Release Network 10 A CBS Company
3 February 2019
Stars Beware. Judgement Day Is Coming.
The dance floor has been polished within an inch if its life and the sequins are
sparkling, but are the celebrities ready to have their chasse, shimmy and
moonwalk judged by international dance heavyweights Craig Revel Horwood,
Sharna Burgess and Tristan MacManus?
The 11 celebrities need to ensure their rumba, foxtrot and salsa are in full swing
when they perform for judges Craig, hailed as the ‘tough’ judge on Strictly Come
Dancing UK, and two Dancing With The Stars US alumni - Sharna and Tristan.
We have a feeling these three will take no prisoners.
Keen to know more about the judges. Well, read on because we are going to
make it as easy as the cha-cha-cha!
Craig Revel Horwood.
Born in Victoria, Craig is a British based choreographer and theatre director. A
member of the original Strictly Come Dancing judging panel in the UK every
season since its inception in 2004, he knows when a star has or doesn’t have the
goods and isn’t afraid to tell them.
Tasked with judging the 11 victims, we mean stars, on Dancing With The Stars
Craig said: “I can’t wait to come back home down under and give the Aussie stars
the real, unfiltered Craig treatment. I will be watching every move, there is no
hiding bad technique or poor posture on my watch. I expect nothing less than
perfection. And while these celebrities might be famous in their own right, the
dance floor is my domain so they better be ready to rumba.”
Sharna’s resume is something worth high kicking about. A Wagga Wagga girl
done good, she has competed as a professional dancer in no less than 12 seasons
of the American version of Dancing With The Stars. That’s a whole lotta routines!
She most recently took home the disco ball trophy in the 2018 season with radio
host Bobby Bones.
Sharna said: “Having been a pro on America’s Dancing With The Stars for the last
12 seasons, I am so excited to be coming home to bring my knowledge and
passion from the US to this stellar line up of Aussie talent. I can’t wait to see what
these amazing dancers have in store for us all.”
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Rounding out the judging panel is Tristan MacManus. This handsome Irishman
has partnered with Pamela Anderson and Gladys Knight on the American version
of Dancing With The Stars. Tristan just so happens to be married to an Aussie so
that basically makes him one of us.
Tristan, on whether or not he will be awarding perfect scores to any of the
celebrities, said: “I can see myself giving a 10 but I’m not going to trot them out
willy nilly. I like to think I’ll give one when it’s due and necessary if I gave
someone a 10 one week, I’d easily give them a five the following week just to pull
them back down if that’s what they needed! “
Craig, Sharna and Tristan will determine, along with viewer votes, who of our 11
celebrities will be crowned victorious on the dancefloor.
Don’t miss the judges in all their sequined glory when Dancing With The Stars
premieres live on Monday, February 18 at 7.30pm on 10 and WIN Network.
Dancing With The Stars is produced by Warner Bros. International Television
Production Australia and BBC Studios, from a format created by the BBC and
distributed by BBC Studios.
Dancing With The Stars.
Premieres Live On Monday, 18 February At 7.30pm.
Only On 10 And WIN Network.
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