“Do I have any dance experience? No. Can I dance? No. Am I doing Dancing with the stars? Yes.” And with that caption, which accompanied a photo of Jesinta Campbell dressed in a shiny gold dress next to professional dancer Jarryd Byrne, the former Miss Universe Australia confirmed in August that she’s one of the 12 contestants on this year’s series of Dancing With the Stars. Also in the mix is Jesinta’s ex-boyfriend Jordan Stenmark, who’ll compete against his twin brother Zac, while Channel Seven dipped into its talent pool of former reality stars by casting a daredevil illusionist and one of this year’s most controversial My Kitchen Rules contestants. Home and Away actress Rhiannon Fish will be getting her cha-cha-cha on as well.
The judging panel is also getting a shake-up, with dance pro Kym Johnson returning home after several successful seasons on the US show, and actor Adam Garcia taking Joshua Horner’s place. Daniel Macpherson’s new co-host is Sunrise weather presenter Edwina Bartholomew, who was announced as Mel B’s replacement last week.
Click through to see all the contestants. The 2013 series premieres tonight at 7:30 p.m. on Channel Seven.