Hosted by Daryl Somers

with co-host Sonia Kruger

and musical director Chong Lim

The glamour and excitement of the ballroom is back with the fifth series of the smash hit variety show DANCING WITH THE STARS returning to Seven in late September.

Series five will showcase the fancy footwork of ten diverse celebrities in the live ballroom dancing competition and among the final line up there are a few with a competitive drive, one who has experience with betting odds, a young woman with strategic moves and a couple who just want to push their boundaries.

Will they be ready to rumba, shimmy and twirl their way through this demanding competition and escape elimination by the judges and the viewers week after week to become the DANCING WITH THE STARS champion of series five?

  • Amanda Keller - broadcaster

  • Kerry Armstrong - actress

  • Tom Waterhouse - racing identity

  • Gary Sweet - actor

  • Tamsyn Lewis - athlete

  • Andrew Gaze - former NBL champion and broadcaster

  • Arianne Caoili - professional chess player

  • Anthony Koutoufides - AFL footballer

  • Fiona Falkiner - reality contestant

  • Chris Hemsworth - actor

Hosted by Daryl Somers and co-host Sonia Kruger , the show is telecast live every Tuesday. Each week one couple will be voted off by a combination of votes from viewers and the judges - Todd McKenney , Paul Mercurio , Helen Richey and Mark Wilson .

Produced by Granada Productions, the show is based on a popular BBC format which has now been licensed to countries all around the world, including Israel, Italy, Japan, New Zealand, Poland, Austria, Belgium, Russia, South Africa, Germany, Brazil, Sweden, Finland, Norway, Argentina and Turkey. The show is also a huge hit in the US where they are airing a second series.


Returns to Channel Seven in late September