Charity drives dancing celebs to stay on show
KIND-HEARTED Kiwis are voting for their favourite charity, disregarding the shortcomings of the celebrities on Dancing with the Stars.
Viewer Heather Puklowski admitted she was happy to help out Kidsline and Ronald McDonald House, even if that meant backing ACT leader David Seymour and radio host Roger Farrelly.
‘‘They’re not the best dancers,’’ she admitted. ‘‘But it’s about giving back as well as keeping them in the spotlight for people to keep donating.’’
Seymour in particular has copped withering criticism from the judges and has survived elimination, despite earning the lowest score.
Both charities had helped her and her family in the past, and she donated regularly to Ronald McDonald House after staying there for more than two weeks when her daughter was sick last year, Puklowski said.
Charities supported by DWTS stand to receive a larger slice of money donated via the show, after two telcos waived their text-to-vote fees.
This season has already surpassed 2015 in charity earnings, but broadcaster TV3 is not giving exact numbers.