It’s episode two of Dancing With The Stars Australia and the second batch of celebs have taken to the floor.
Actress Virginia Gay topped the leaderboard with 32 points with a theatrical Paso Doble. Blowing the judges away, she earned the highest score of the competition so far.
Charlie Albone’s weeks of preparation for an epic lift in his Jive sadly backfired when he almost dropped his partner Ruby. Despite receiving harsh feedback from the judges, Charlie kept his cool even when given a score of eight points.
Christie Whelan Browne scored a 30 for her first performance, with Judge Sharna Burgess exclaiming it was “everything a Viennese Waltz should be.”
Human Nature’s Phil Burton received a total of 29 for his Viennese Waltz, proving he’s got more than just synchronised boyband moves!
Olympic hurdler Sally Pearson rose to the dance challenge, impressing the judges with her leaping Quickstep and earning a solid 27 points. Looks like all those hurdles helped her jump straight into the ballroom!
Actor Pia Miranda hit the dance floor hard with a cheeky Cha Cha, scoring a cool 23. Judge Sharna gushed over Pia and her partner Declan Taylor saying they had “chemistry and camaraderie”.
KIIS radio host and podcaster Laura Byrne performed an enthusiastic Jive; however, stumbled as she forgot some of her steps. Judge Todd McKenney called the dance “frantic,” while Craig Revel Horwood said she was like a “praying mantis on acid”.
The final leaderboard for the night:
- Virginia Gay and Ian Waite – 32
- Christie Whelan Browne and Craig Monley – 30
- Phil Burton and Ash-Leigh Hunter – 29
- Sally Pearson and Mitch Kirkby – 27
- Pia Miranda and Declan Taylor – 23
- Laura Byrne and Danil Saveliev – 19
- Charlie Albone and Ruby Gherbaz – 8
Dancing with the Stars Australia 2023 continues at 7.00pm on Sundays on 7 and 7Plus.