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Dancing with the Stars

6th 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 Burgess.

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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Tristan MacManus.

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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Want to know more? Please get in touch with:

James Toovey

National Publicist – Hosts & Judges

P: (02) 9650 0852 M: 0407 828 310


Peta Hayes

National Publicist – Stars

P: (02) 9650 0943 M: 0407 119 314


Heidi Packer

National Publicist – Stars

P: (02) 9650 1178 M: 0416 007 070