2010 SEASON OF DANCING WITH THE STARS CAST ANNOUNCED
Credit to Seven Network Australia
(May 17, 2010): Channel Seven announced today the exciting line-up for their hit show DANCING WITH THE STARS. Taking to the floor, putting their dancing skills to the ultimate test and with their sights firmly set on taking home the coveted mirror ball trophy for Series 10 are:
Alex Fevola, celebrity photographer
Tamara Jaber, pop star
George Houvardas, Packed to the Rafters actor
Jo Beth Taylor, performer
David Wirrpanda, AFL legend
Rachael Finch, Miss Universe Australia 2009
Esther Anderson, Home and Away actress
Jason Stevens, former rugby league star
Rob Palmer, Better Homes & Gardens DIY guy
Blair McDonough, actor
Melinda Schneider, country music star
Each celebrity will be dancing to raise funds for their favourite charity.
Daniel MacPherson and Sonia Kruger are back as hosts.
Also returning to the judging seats, the sometimes harsh, but mostly honest and endearing judges,Todd McKenney, Helen Richey and Mark Wilson.
The weekly live show will combine scores from the judges plus the viewer vote to determine who will be the DANCING WITH THE STARS Champion for 2010.
Your DANCING WITH THE STARS 2010 dancing duos are:
Alex Fevola – dancing with Arsen Kishishian
Alex has built a reputation as a respected celebrity photographer. A self taught photographer, Alex published her first coffee table book ‘Snapshot – A Portrait of Success’ in July 2009. With many strings to her bow – mother, model, makeup artist, actor, racing stable track rider and strapper – as well as wife of AFL legend Brendan Fevola, Alex may add champion dancer to her long list of accomplishments.
Tamara Jaber – dancing with Carmelo Pizzino
Tamara is an ARIA award-winning singer/songwriter, with a performing career spanning over 20 years. At 18 she was a member of pop group Scandal’us, later pursuing a solo career and scoring a top 20 single. These days Tamara is focusing all her attention on the brand new project for her and Reigan Derry, the duo Scarlett Belle.
George Houvardas – dancing with Luda Kroitor
Best known for his role as Nick “Carbo” Karandonis in the hit TV series Packed to the Rafters, George scored his big break after graduating from Screenwise. Although acting was something he always wanted to do, George began a building diploma after finishing school. However, he never recovered from the acting bug so he pursued his dream and has never looked back.
Jo Beth Taylor – dancing with Dannial Gosper
Beginning her singing career at the tender age of five, Jo Beth Taylor began performing professionally at the age of 13. In the early 1990s, she began a successful music and television career. At just 22 years of age, Jo Beth hosted three weekly TV shows, making her the youngest person to ever host a prime-time show on Australian television.
David Wirrpanda – dancing with Liza Van Pelt
David is a former Australian rules footballer who played for the West Coast Eagles between 1996 and 2009. In 2007, and again in 2008, he was named the ninth most influential Aboriginal Australian by the Bulletin Magazine. In 2009 he was awarded the Young Western Australian of the Year Award.
Rachael Finch – dancing with Michael Miziner
The stunningly beautiful Rachael was crowned Miss Universe Australia in April 2009, going on to represent Australia at the Miss Universe 2009 pageant. A successful modeling career has seen her travel the world representing Louis Vuitton and Chanel to name just a few.
Esther Anderson – dancing with Brendon Midson
Her popularity as policewoman Charlie Buckton on Channel Seven’s longest running drama series Home and Away earned Esther a Gold Logie nomination this year. Prior to joining the series, Esther was a successful international model. In 2009 she won Cosmo Magazine’s Woman of The Year.
Jason Stevens – dancing with Linda De Nicola
Former Australian professional rugby league footballer Jason retired from playing in 2005. Since then he has had worked steadily in the TV industry and he currently appears regularly on Channel Seven’s The Matty Johns Show as a panelist. Jason is also an author and motivational speaker.
Rob Palmer – dancing with Alana Patience
Since 2001 Rob has been the DIY and trade tips presenter on Channel Seven’s number one lifestyle program Better Homes and Gardens. A qualified carpenter, Rob provides viewers with his expertise and extensive knowledge for their own DIY projects at home.
Blair McDonough – dancing with Jessica Raffa
With his big smile, good looks and charismatic personality, Blair became a household name in 2001 when he appeared on the very first Big Brother. Since then he has forged a successful career as an actor on TV and the West End.
Melinda Schneider – dancing with Serghei Bolgarschii
Melinda is a leading light of the ‘new-breed’ of Australian country singing artists. Making her stage debut at the age of three, she recorded her first song at eight. Melinda has won numerous awards including six CMAA Golden Guitars, five MO Awards and seven ACE Awards.
DANCING WITH THE STARS returns soon to Channel Seven.
Dancing With the Stars is the smash-hit BBC format that has been seen in more than 75 countries around the world. It is a Freehand production for Channel 7 and BBC Worldwide.