Ricki-Lee, Courtney Act, Rob Mills & Deni Hines join Dancing With The Stars: All Stars cast
There will be yet another season of Dancing With The Stars next year on Channel 7.
The cast is primarily drawing on those who have competed before – both on its Channel 7 and its Channel 10 iterations – and includes a number of musicians.
Ricki-Lee Coulter, who first found fame on Australian Idol in 2004 and competed on Dancing With The Stars in 2014, is making a return. Coulter placed third back in 2014, and also hosts Australia’s Got Talent for Channel 7, which is currently on ice.
Also returning is Courtney Act, a fellow Australian Idol alumni. Act was on Idol in 2003, and placed second on the 2019 edition of Dancing With The Stars on Channel 10. Act has also appeared on RuPaul’s Drag Race and frequently fronts the television broadcast of the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras.
Rounding out the former Idol stars competing in this year’s dance contest is performer Rob Mills, who was on Idol with Act in 2003. He was the second person to be eliminated in the 2009 edition of Dancing With The Stars. Mills is now a regular on stage as part of the musical theatre circuit.
And finally, singer Deni Hines is joining the cast as a ‘Wildcard’, having not actually competed in the competition before.
The judging panel for next year’s show will include Todd McKenney, Helen Richey, Paul Mercurio and Mark Wilson.
It will be hosted by Darryl Somers and Sonia Kruger.
Seven Network’s programming director, Angus Ross, said it’s going to be a brilliant series.
“The first season of All Stars [last year] was the perfect mix of entertainment, celebrity and fierce competition, proving a stand-out hit with Australian audiences,” he said.
“We have a fantastic cast ready to hit the dancefloor for season two,” he added.
Dancing With The Stars: All Stars 2022