It has taken me a while to post this, as it has been a strange few weeks! Unfortunately, last week Aric and I were eliminated from Dancing With The Stars. It was a real shock as we had built up that week to be a good one; we loved our song and our routine and for the first time, rather than feeling blind fear, I was excited to show Australia our beautiful dance! Sadly, we didn't make the cut. I am mostly just bummed that we no longer get to hang out with the rest of the gang and that we won't get to perform our next two super exciting routines, which we had already choreographed (if I'm permitted, I'll post some secret rehearsal footage of them for you all ;-), but at least the whole gang will be back together at the grand finale in a few weeks!
Thank you all so much for your continuing support (the ongoing movement to have us reinstated on the show blows me away!) and for voting for us and my charity Alzheimer's Australia.
Without further rumination, here are a bunch of behind-the-scenes photos and the video of our final dance!
Duckface before spray tan...
... and duckface after spray tan.
Green room snack time with Tai
Dress rehearsal for the opening of the show
Playing hats in my favourite place to hang out: the costume department!
Death by sequins with Kyly and Torah.
My rumba look!
Loving my hair extensions SICK.
Torah, my pretty little parrot!
So in love with Ricki-Lee's costume!
Getting ready with my dressing room buddies.
Looking oddly like some kind of competitive swimmer.
First positions for our rumba...
Being a Stage Five Clinger in our dramatic finale.
Backstage with Masha, Tai, Mel, Dave, Eamon, Ash-leigh and Kyly.
Waiting for my post-elimination Sunrise interview with Kyly (who left the competition due to injury)
Once again, thank you all so much for continuing to support and fight for us and for helping my chosen charity, Alzheimer's Australia. But most of all, thank you to this cheeky little monkey for being my partner throughout one of the most wonderful experiences of my life.