Af­ter merry dance, just happy at home

Western Suburbs Weekly - - Christmas -

WE spoke to for­mer Danc­ing With The Stars in­struc­tor Carmelo Pizzino about what he will get up to this Christ­mas.

What does Christ­mas mean to you?

I spent a lot of Christ­mases away from home, so this is the first time I have been home for quite a while. Nor­mally Christ­mas has been work­ing or with friends, so I think this year Christ­mas is about fam­ily.

What do you do on Christ­mas day?

Be­ing Ital­ians, we just eat. Eat and ar­gue (laughs).

What is your favourite Christ­mas food?

We don’t really do the hams and things like that but the last few years to be hon­est has been like Domino’s in a ho­tel room. So that’s been the last few Christ­mases for me: room ser­vice and a bot­tle of wine and watch­ing Love Ac­tu­ally on TV by my­self. As a fam­ily we still do lasagne and pasta and meat and prawns; it’s a big day. We do that for lunch and din­ner as well.

What is your Christ­mas wish this year?

As it has been so long since I have been home, my Christ­mas wish is to spend qual­ity time to­gether with my fam­ily and have a laugh and have a few drinks and get to see ev­ery­one and spend time with peo­ple.

What is the best Christ­mas present you ever gave or re­ceived?

I think the best Christ­mas present I gave my mum was com­ing back and liv­ing in Perth (laughs). She’s lov­ing it. And the best Christ­mas present I got I think was Box­ing Day at Kerri-Anne’s (Ken­ner­ley) house drink­ing cham­pagne by the pool, teach­ing me how to play golf.

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