DANCING WITH THE STARS US contestant Pamela Anderson and her Aussie dance partner Damian Whitewood will make a special guest appearance on the opening night of Seven’s dance smash, this Sunday June 27, at 6.30pm.
Anderson and Whitewood will take to the floor LIVE when DANCING WITH THE STARS returns to Seven for its 10th season.
The dancing duo will fly into Melbourne this week, just weeks after they wrapped their successful run on the US version – finishing in the final six, and impressing the judges and the American public with their moves.
Anderson is looking forward to returning to the dancefloor with Whitewood, this time on Aussie soil.
“I am doubly excited to be returning to Australia. It is one of my very favourite countries in the world to visit – great people, great beaches, great (veggie) food and everything I love,” she said.
“This time I am coming back with my dearest new Australian friend, the man who took on the task of teaching me how to dance, Damian Whitewood. It is really a thrill. I had a fantastic time dancing on the US version of the show and I am so looking forward to re-visiting that experience in a new context making new friends.”
Whitewood began dancing at the age of 10 and has been Australian Champion, WA State Champion and Australasian Champion in Ballroom and Latin American styles. He has also represented Australia in the Worlds Youth Latin in Germany, the Worlds Youth Ballroom in Russia and was a semi-finalist at the Blackpool International Championships in the UK.
In 2000, he stopped competing to become a cast member of the popular stage show Burn The Floor. He’s been touring with the production ever since. Career highlights along the way have been sharing the stage with the likes of James Brown, Shirley Bassey and Deep Purple in Monte Carlo.
Partnering with Anderson marked his Dancing With The Stars debut in the US.
DANCING WITH THE STARS – hosted by Daniel MacPherson and Sonia Kruger – returns this Sunday June 27 at 6.30pm.
Dancing With the Stars is the smash-hit BBC format that has been seen in more than 75 countries around the world. It is a Freehand production for Channel 7 and BBC Worldwide.