DANCING WITH THE STARS is set to dazzle in 2014 with a glittering cast of celebrities including an international supermodel, a global chart topper, an NRL legend, an AFL star, two Olympians, a 1970s pop idol and two Summer Bay favourites.
The 12 stars who will be vying for this year’s coveted mirror-ball trophy are:
RICKI-LEE – Singer/Songwriter, dancing with Jarryd Bryne
ASHLEY HART – Supermodel, partnered with Julz Tocker making his DWTS debut
TORAH BRIGHT – Olympic snowboarding champion, dancing with newcomer, Robbie Kmetoni
KYLY CLARKE – Presenter/Model, partnered by Damian Whitewood
APRIL ROSE PENGILLY – Actress, dancing with Aric Yegudkin
LYNNE McGRANGER – Home and Away actress, partnered by Carmelo Pizzino
EAMON SULLIVAN – Olympic swimmer, dancing with Ash-Leigh Hunter
PAULY FENECH – Actor/Comedian teaming up with Alana Patience
MATT COOPER – NRL Legend, dancing with Masha Belash
DAVID RODAN – AFL Star, partnered by Melanie Hooper
TAI HARA – Actor from Home and Away, paired with DWTS newcomer Jorja Freeman
MARK HOLDEN – 1970s Pop Idol, to dance with Jessica Prince
Daniel MacPherson returns to host for his seventh season. By his side will be Edwina Bartholomew.
The judging panel will comprise celebrated dancers Kym Johnson and Adam Garcia alongside DWTS seasoned professionals Todd McKenney and Helen Richey who are starring in their 14th series this year.
Seven’s Director of Production, Brad Lyons, said: “It’s an extraordinary cast this season. We love having Dancing in the prime time schedule. It’s a show the whole family can look forward to.”
FremantleMedia Australia’s Director of Television, Jonathon Summerhayes, says: “We are very excited to be producing such an iconic program for Seven.”
DANCING WITH THE STARS returns soon to Channel Seven.
Dancing With The Stars is a BBC Worldwide format produced by FremantleMedia Australia for Channel 7.
The smash-hit BBC format is licensed to 50 countries, with over 260 series aired around the world to date and 13 series broadcast in Australia.
The show celebrates its 10th anniversary this year.