Dancing with the Stars


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 celebrities, 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.”

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 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.


At least 2 of them are actually Australian I guess. Bonnie would’ve been good however…


Must say… I’m liking 10s take on this format.


Craig’s a great choice - his ‘larger than life’ personality really shines on ‘Strictly Comes Dancing’


10’s signing of Sharna as a judge has been picked up by American media. People magazine adds that Sharna will be back for season 28 of the US version later this year, after the Australian season finishes.


From that article:



Video of Constance Hall announcing her being on DWTS, and speaking about the reasons why she’s doing it, now has 6.2million views on her Facebook page.



That Constance hall video is amazing…


Amazingly contrived.


Are you one of the trolls?


I have no idea who Constance Hall even is.


But she’s a “star” :crazy_face:


I thought you used to watch Big Brother :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye:


Constance Hall being referred to as a ‘star’ is a stretch but no more so than a guy who’s only claim to fame is his parents were sports stars 25 years or so ago


Constance Hall has 1.2 million followers on Facebook and 365k followers on Instagram. I think anyone that well known is a star. As for Jett he is a very succesful Ironman so I would classify him as a star as well.


She was on Big Brother in 2005 when they had an all singles season. She lied about being single and got kicked out. Now she is a succesful blogger, author and radio host.


His father was. He’s not. He competes in a few events.


And he has had success in the events he has entered. I am sure the fact that he is extremely good looking and has famous patents also helps him get these opportunities like doing Full Monty and Dancing with the Stars.


Yes, arguably not a “star” but he is an athlete and a model who appears on all these shows including Australian Ninja Warrior.