IT TAKES TWO

MARK FURZE DEPARTS FROM IT TAKES TWO

Now ERIKA HEYNATZ and SARAH RYAN

battle it out in a duet singing show down for the GRAND FINAL of IT TAKES TWO

International guest NICK LACHEY to perform an Australian EXCLUSIVE and WORLD EXCLUSIVE with

GUY SEBASTIAN's debut performance from his upcoming album

Model/actor/TV presenter Erika Heynatz and Former Olympic swimmer Sarah Ryan will now go head to head in next Sunday's grand final episode for the chance to be crowned It Takes Two series champions.

A stirring performance of 'Beauty and The Beast' and a touching rendition of 'Can't Take My Eyes Off You' wasn't enough to keep Home and Away's Mark Furze and his professional singing partner Rachael Beck in the competition.

"I am so glad I took this on. I have learned more in the last nine weeks than I have in my entire life. In Rachael I have a friend for life, she has taught me so much and being able to sing with Rach every week has just been a pleasure," said Mark.

"This show is so full of heart and soul and I have had the most wonderful time and it has been a blessing to have been a part of it. I couldn't have picked a more perfect partner, so open, generous, graceful and funny. He has the most magnificent career ahead of him", Rachael said.

Mark is not the only one to benefit from his time on the show. His charity the Asthma Foundation will receive proceeds from the phone votes polled for him throughout the series.

If you want to ensure your favourite couple win the Grand Final of IT TAKES TWO , SMS either Erika or Sarah to 194 777, or phone the following numbers:

  • Erika Heynatz 1902 555 013
  • Sarah Ryan 1902 555 019

To recap the scores and song choice from last night's performance -

Sarah Ryan and Guy Sebastian performed Jackson 5's hit 'I Want You Back' and Guy Sebastian's smash sensation 'Angels Brought Me Here' - total score: 61

Erika Heynatz and David Hobson performed Rock n' Roll classic 'Great Balls Of Fire' and tackled Opera's 'Time To Say Goodbye'- Andrea Bottcelli and Sarah Brightman- total score: 73

Mark Furze and Rachael Beck performed 'Can't Take My Eyes Off You'- Frank Valli and The Four Seasons and musical classic 'Beauty and The Beast' - Peabo Bryson & Celine Dion- total score: 64

Today the two remaining couples are back in rehearsals and this time they will be required to prepare four songs for next week's It Takes Two grand final episode for the chance to be crowned series champions.

The celebrities must perform two encore performances- best slow song and best up tempo plus a new song representative of their journey. In a unique moment to the series the two couples go head to head on stage together as they belt out a KYLIE classic.

Episode ten the GRAND FINAL- LIVE on Sunday, August 6 at 6.30pm, featuring all the It Takes Two celebrities and their professional singing partners who return to the stage to perform together celebrating the conclusion of this hit series.

Joining the whole cast including the two celebrity finalists will be international special guest NICK LACHEY who will perform his top 10 debut single What's Left Of Me, live and exclusively on It Takes Two.

The Grand Final will also showcase a WORLD EXCLUSIVE with GUY SEBASTIAN 's debut performance of a song written by Seal- Can't Stop A River from his eagerly anticipated upcoming album.

It Takes Two is the Australian production of the BBC format "Just The Two Of Us" and is a co-production between BBC Worldwide and Seven.

IT TAKES TWO - FINAL EPISODE SHOWDOWN

BETWEEN ERIKA HEYNATZ AND SARAH RYAN

ALSO

NICK LACHEY to perform EXCLUSIVELY

and GUY SEBASTIAN WORLD EXCLUSIVE debut performance from his upcoming album

ALL ON IT TAKES TWO NEXT SUNDAY AUGUST 6 AT ON IT TAKES TWO SUNDAY AUGUST 6 AT 6.30pm on SEVEN

For more on It Takes Two, go to the Official Website: www.yahoo7.com.au/ittakestwo