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Everything’s that happened so far on Dancing with the Stars 2024

As well as the complete leaderboard…

Missed tonight’s episode of Dancing with the Stars?

Never fear, here’s a complete recap:

Episode 2

In this episode, the second group of new stars dazzled the ballroom. Pop-princess Samantha Jade topped the leaderboard with 31 points for her Quickstep, leaving judge Sharna Burgess speechless.

Better Homes and Garden’s Adam Dovile’s energetic Jive earned 26 points, and he was praised for his enthusiasm.

Craig Revel Horwood’s harsh critique of Olympian Nova Peris’s Viennese Waltz, which scored 19 points, was met with boos.

Comedian Nikki Osborne scored 20 points for her ambitious Cha Cha, needing more core connection. Hayden’s Tango earned 20 points, while Shane Crawford’s charismatic Cha Cha closed the night with 22 points and high praise from Sharna.

Leaderboard as of Episode 2:
  • Samantha Jade and Gustavo Viglio: 31
  • Adam Dovile and Jess Raffa: 26
  • Shane Crawford and Ash-Leigh Hunter: 22
  • Nikki Osborne and Aric Yegudkin: 20
  • Hayden Quinn and Lily Cornish: 20
  • Nova Peris and Craig Monley: 19

lisa mccune on tonight's dancing with the stars (7/7/24)

Episode 1

Co-hosts Sonia Kruger and Dr Chris Brown kicked off Season 21 of Dancing with the Stars by introducing this year’s contestants.

Then Lisa McCune took to the stage. She performed a “fiery” Tango with her partner Ian Waite and earned an impressive 30 points from the judges.

Nadia Bartel was up next with a Cha-Cha-Cha that left the judges wanting more. “The hip and leg action was not there in the slightest,” judge Craig Revel Horwell said.

Ant Middleton and his partner Alex Vladimirov then performed a Paso Doble, earning 18 points.

Up next was James Stewart, who was called a “sexy beast” by judge Helen Richey for his Cha-Cha-Cha.

Julie Goodwin was scheduled to perform after James, but sadly the MasterChef alum was forced to withdraw from the episode after suffering two serious tears to her calf muscles in rehearsal.

We wish her a speedy recovery and hope we get to see her dance in the next Dancing with the Stars episode!

And finally, Ben Cousins ended up at the bottom of the leaderboard after he attempted the Foxtrot…

Leaderboard as of Episode 1:
  • Lisa McCune and Ian Waite: 30
  • James Stewart and Jorja Freeman: 25
  • Ant Middleton and Alex Vladimirov: 18
  • Nadia Bartel and Lyu Masuda: 17
  • Ben Cousins and Siobhan Power: 14

Watch Dancing with the Stars on Channel 7 on Sundays at 7pm or on 7plus.

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