17 Jan 2005, 12:38:47 PM

Australian television legend Daryl Somers has signed with the Seven Network for the second series of DANCING WITH THE STARS – the smash hit show of 2004 returning soon to our screens.

Somers, who signed with Granada Productions for the first series of DANCING WITH THE STARS, is looking forward to his new partnership with Seven and returning for the show which marked his triumphant return to television.

“I really enjoyed working on the first series and given its enormous success, I'm more than excited to be a part of a second season of this glamorous program; especially with such a colourful spread of celebrities gathered for the show,” says Somers.

“Add in the fervor and fire of our original judges, the passion and fashion of our professional dancers, the unpredictable atmosphere of live television, and you have a conflagration of fun!.....and I like to have fun.”

Seven Melbourne Managing Director Ian Johnson says, “Dancing with the Stars was a fantastic success for us last year and Daryl was a huge part of that. His popularity in Australia was reflected in outstanding ratings, peaking at 2.4 million people for the final. No one does live television like Daryl Somers and it's an honour to have signed him to the Seven Network.”