A new batch of celebs from the entertainment and sporting worlds - and some famous wives - will be hitting the dancefloor in the 2010 series of Dancing With The Stars.
The line up includes footy wag and celebrity photographer Alex Fevola, Kyle Sandiland's wife Tamara Jaber, AFL legend David Wirrpanda, former NRL star Jason Stevens, Miss Universe Australia 2009 Rachael Finch, actor Blair McDonough and country music star Melinda Schneider.
They'll be joined by popular Channel Seven personalities including Packed to the Rafters actor George Houvardas, Home and Away's Esther Anderson and everyone's favourite DIY guy, Rob Palmer, from Better Homes and Gardens.
Full line-up detailsAlex Fevola – dancing with Arsen Kishishian
Tamara Jaber – dancing with Carmelo Pizzino
Tamara is an ARIA award-winning singer/songwriter, with a performing career spanning over 20 years. At 18 she was a member of pop group Scandal'us, later pursuing a solo career (and scoring a top 20 single). These days Tamara is focusing all her attention on the brand new project for her and Reigan Derry, the duo Scarlett Belle.
George Houvardas – dancing with Luda Kroitor
Best known for his role as Nick “Carbo” Karandonis in the hit TV series Packed to the Rafters, George, scored the role soon after graduating from Screenwise. Although acting was something he always wanted to do George began a building diploma on finishing school. However, he never recovered from the acting bug and pursued his dream.
Jo Beth Taylor – dancing with Dannial Gosper
Beginning her singing career at the tender age of five, Jo Beth Taylor began performing professionally at the age of 13. In the early 1990s she began a successful music and television career. At just 22 years of age, Jo Beth hosted three weekly tv shows making her the youngest person to ever host a prime-time show on Australian television.
David Wirrpanda – dancing with Liza Van Pelt
David is a former Australian rules footballer who played for the West Coast Eagles between 1996 and 2009. In 2007 and again in 2008, he was named the 9th most influential Aboriginal Australian by the Bulletin Magazine. In 2009 he was awarded the Young Western Australian of the Year Award.
Rachael Finch – dancing with Michael Miziner
The stunningly beautiful Rachael was crowned Miss Universe Australia in April 2009 going on to represent Australia at the Miss Universe 2009 pageant. A successful modeling career has seen her travel the world representing Louis Vuitton and Chanel to name just a few.
Esther Anderson – dancing with Brendon Midson
Her popularity as policewoman Charlie Buckton on Channel Seven’s longest running drama series Home and Away earned Esther a Gold Logie nomination this year. Prior to joining the series, Esther was a successful international model. In 2009 she won Cosmo Woman of The Year.
Jason Stevens – dancing with Linda De Nicola
Former Australian professional rugby league footballer Jason retired from playing in 2005. Since then he has had worked steadily in the TV industry and he currently appears regularly on Channel Seven’s The Matty Johns Show as a panelist. Jason is also an author and motivational speaker.
Rob Palmer – dancing with Alana Patience
Since 2001 Rob has been the DIY and trade tips presenter on Channel Seven’s number one lifestyle program Better Homes and Gardens. A qualified carpenter Rob provides viewers with his expertise and extensive knowledge for their own DIY projects at home.
Blair McDonough – dancing with Jessica Raffa
With his big smile, good looks and charismatic personality Blair became a household name in 2001 when he appeared on the very first Big Brother. Since then he has forged a successful career as an actor on TV and the West End.
Melinda Schneider – dancing with Serghei Bolgarschii
Melinda is a leading light of the ‘new-breed’ of Australian Country singing artists. She made her stage debut at the age of three, she recorded her first song at eight. Melinda has won numerous awards including; six CMAA Golden Guitars, seven MO Awards for Female Country Performer and has received two Gold Records. January 2010 Melinda was awarded the ‘People’s Choice Award’ for Best Female Vocal.
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