On the first two weeks of Dancing With the Stars, Rhiannon Fish had her boyfriend Reece Mastin proudly watching from the audience as she sashayed around the room with her professional dance partner Aric Yegudkin. Last night she had the other main man in her life, her father, in the front row to witness her perfect score from the judges — fitting, considering the Home and Away actress dedicated the dance to him. In her pre-performance package, Rhiannon explained that her father, who is away from the family a lot for work reasons, used to pick her up and dance to “Tale as Old as Time” from her favourite childhood movie, Beauty and the Beast. Aric choreographed their top-scoring rumba to the same tune in a routine judge Adam Garcia described as “captivating” and “magical.” At the end of the dance, Rhiannon gave her father a big hug.
Three weeks in and Rhiannon is already looking like a front-runner for the winner’s title, as her first two dances also got great marks. Watch her rumba after the break.