DICKO CROSSES THE FLOOR

AND STEPS UP TO THE JUDGES DESK IN A

DANCING WITH THE STARS MELBOURNE CUP SPECIAL

Tuesday, 7 November at 7.30pm on Seven

DICKO , one of the country's most outspoken judges and a semi finalist in series 3 of Dancing with the Stars will return to the show to sit alongside judges Helen Richey , Mark Wilson , Paul Mercurio and Todd McKenney.

DICKO crosses the floor and steps up to the judges desk (the carpenters are already hard at work extending the judges bench for the night) to take his place alongside the experts. He has stood in their dancing shoes and now it is his turn to judge this series' competitors. Rather than assess the technical excellence of the competitors' dances, leaving that to Todd, Helen, Mark and Paul, DICKO will access each dance routine from an entertainment perspective in which he is expert;

"I am a huge fan of the show and can't wait to get amongst it. Live entertainment is a passion of mine and love the adrenalin rush that comes with it. I understand and can feel what the dancers are going through but I am committed to being honest."

Will his vote be the decider - tune in to find out!

And in another first for Dancing with the Stars , all five couples will appear on the ballroom floor to attempt a group formation dance, the visually spectacular West Coast Swing, one of the most challenging partner dances in competition dancing. It is characterised by fast steps, lots of spins and under arm passes .

On Tuesday night, five judges will judge the five remaining celebrities - chess player ARIANNE CAOILI who earned the first perfect 10 for the competition but will she entertain DICKO enough to score another 10? Also remaining are former NBL champion/broadcaster ANDREW GAZE , AFL footballer ANTHONY KOUTOUFIDES , actor CHRIS HEMSWORTH and athlete TAMSYN LEWIS .

DANCING WITH THE STARS

Melbourne Cup Special

Tuesday, November 7 at 7.30pm on SEVEN