Show to keep celebs on their toes
TONIGHT, 12 celebs and personalities will set the dance floor on fire with a cha-cha-chá, tango, waltz and samba in the first episode of Dancing with the Stars SA.
The franchise show, coming to Mzansi for the first time, will be staged at a ballroom in Hyde Park, Joburg. The venue was, according to M-Net publicity head Lani Lombard, carefully chosen.
The dance floor and a disco lighting attest to the promised glitz and glam of the show.
One of the presenters, radio personality Tracey Lange, who is not a dancer, admits she has been preparing since receiving the news of her joining the show. “If you ask me anything about the contestants right now, I would be able to tell you anything. I have stalked them so much… because I need to know everything just in case anything happens.”
The contestants are paired with a professional dancer and have three weeks of training before the first elimination.
Tonight, six celebs will hit the dance floor with the other six next week.
In the running are TV presenter Thembisa Mdoda, actor Frank Opperman, actress Juanita de Villiers, former Miss SA and radio presenter Liesl Laurie, Wayde van Niekerk’s super-fit mom Odessa Swarts, film and TV star Zola Nombona, singer-songwriter Connell Cruise, former Bafana Bafana soccer star Delron Buckley, ex-Bok Thando Manana, actor and model Eden Classens, comic Ebenhaezer Dibakwane and netball player Vanes-Mari du Toit. TWO readers can win a set of double tickets to celebrate Valentine’s Day at The President Hotel in Bantry Bay. This will include a screening of The Notebook, snacks and a blanket.
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