Dance show to waltz back on our screens

Sunday Mail - - CONFIDENTIAL -

IF any­one has walked a mile in the shoes of Danc­ing With The Stars con­tes­tants, it’s TV pre­sen­ters Amanda Keller and Grant Denyer.

The duo, who have been cho­sen to host the Chan­nel 10 re­boot of the TV favourite, are for­mer con­tes­tants, with Grant a pre­vi­ous win­ner.

“Grant and I have had the length and breadth of the ex­pe­ri­ence,” Amanda says.

“He won, he’s good. I en­joyed learn­ing the dances but wasn’t that good and was voted off pretty early.

Chan­nel 10 re­cently an­nounced it would res­ur­rect the for­mat that was axed from Chan­nel 7 after 15 se­ries.

Grant and Amanda said there were many celebri­ties ready to hit the dance floor.

At the top of his dream list of con­tes­tants would be con­victed drug smug­gler Schapelle Corby, who could “bring a moun­tain of drama” to the show.

Amanda is aim­ing a lit­tle higher. “I’d love to see Barack and Michelle Obama, ob­vi­ously,” she said. “Maybe even Don­ald Trump.”

The for­mat is sim­ple – celebri­ties are part­nered with pro­fes­sional dancers and com­pete each week in front of a panel of judges.

The show is ex­pected to re­turn early next year.

Pic­ture: MARK BRAKE/AAP

MAKE WAY: Aus­tralian Sur­vivor con­tes­tants Nick Iadanza, Paige Kerin and Henry Ni­chol­son train­ing for the fun run.

LEAD ROLES: Grant Denyer and Amanda Keller.

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