MEDIAWATCH: Dancing with the Stars? Exactly how are we defining ‘Stars’ these days?

Dancing with the Stars: The nine celebrities for this year’s show revealed

After three long years, Dancing with the Stars NZ will hit screens later this month and Spy can reveal the nine familiar faces chosen to have their turn at competing for the mirror ball trophy.

After two false starts due to lockdowns, Spy hears the show has changed up its soon-to-be-announced judges, along with its already-announced co-hosts- Clint Randell is replacing Dai Henwood alongside Sharyn Casey.

Look, I don’t give 3 shits about Dancing with the Stars, but what seems very funny to me is that this cavalcade of nobody’s is what passes as ‘Stars’ in NZ.

Maybe I’m just a grumpy old bloke, let me rephrase that, because I’m a grumpy old bloke I barely recognise any of these people. I appreciate I’m showing my terrible ignorance of C class celebrities, but here is my honest, didn’t do a google search, appreciation of these people.

Eli Mathewson – Gay comedian I’ve heard of, never listened to.

David Letele – No idea.

Eric Murray – I want to say a rower, but he looks like a firefighter. Is he a rower? I think I saw him with a gold medal once?

Brodie Kane – Didn’t she do the weather on the talent factory that is the ZM Breakfast Show? Is she the one whose voice sounds like she smokes 3 packets of cigarettes each day?

Sonia Gray – Who? Did we have a version of Real Lives of Auckland Housewives? Was she on it?

Alex Vaz – Who??

Kerre Woodham – Oh come on! How the fuck is a ZB host a celebrity?

Rhys Mathewson – I thought he was the gay comedian? Does he do McDonald’s advert?

Jazz Thornton – No. Fucking. Idea.

I’ll be skipping this.

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