Mike McRoberts has made his Dancing with the Stars NZ debut, and he didn't disappoint. After joking about his jealousy of colleague Samantha Hayes, who won the last season, McRoberts took to the floor for a foxtrot that made the most of his famously suave, smooth manner. Dancing with the Stars causes a spike in dancing injury claims, says ACC Dancing with the Stars NZ: William Waiirua does the mahi, gets the treats with 'quirky' jive Dancing with the Stars NZ: Glen Osborne kicks off season with Māori-inspired 'kapa haka tango' Dancing to 'Grace Kelly' by Mika, the 6pm anchor was a commanding figure as he led partner Kristie Williams around. The pair even broke out into a short cabaret-inspired routine, brandishing canes they picked up from the sides of the studio floor. McRoberts let his trademark composed smirk fall a few times as he delivered winks and excited facial expressions down the camera. The performance was even more impressive because he's still recovering from a … [Read more...] about Dancing with the Stars NZ: Mike McRoberts thrills with a foxy foxtrot
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William Waiirua has won over the judges with his sense of fun in his first performance on this season's Dancing with the Stars NZ. The beloved Kiwi Instagram comedian's jive was full of enthusiastic tricks and animated kicks - the latter not stopping until long after the music finished. Waiirua's dance earned him and partner Amelia a decent first-up score of 6, 7 and 6 for a total of 19. Dancing with the Stars causes a spike in dancing injury claims, says ACC "You boosted that jive right out of this ballroom, baby!" judge Julz told him. "Your kicks and your flicks were on point," judge Camilla added. "You're like this ray of sunshine on the floor. It was pure joy to watch." While Waiirua was full of praise for his dance partner Amelia, he was also very fond of the outfit picked out for him by the costume department. "When does a man get to wear lavender and hot pink shorts? And I can taste that denim, that's for sure," he said. "I'm not gonna lie, I have no feeling in my legs," … [Read more...] about Dancing with the Stars NZ: William Waiirua does the mahi, gets the treats with ‘quirky’ jive
It's been almost 20 years since the original Gladiators were last seen on TV and they've all moved on to very different careers. The ITV show ran from 1992 until 2000 and made stars of the musclebound cast, who were seen running around in leotards every Saturday night for nearly a decade. Firm fan favourites including Wolf and Jet became household names, but what became of them after the show went off air? Jet - Diane Youdale Jet was one of the orignal cast, but ended up bowing out after four seasons due to a neck injury she sustained in a nasty fall during one of the challenges. She said of her decision to quit the show: "I was beginning to see more spinal injuries. You can damage your ankle or your knee and it will recover, but breaking your neck – that’s a different story. "After my accident, I decided to quit while I could. I decided it wasn’t worth it any more. I wanted to leave while I could still walk out of the studio." Diane, 49, who hails from Middlesbrough, … [Read more...] about See the original Gladiators 19 years after the show ended
FORMER goalkeeper David Seaman is an Arsenal legend who found love on a reality show. Let’s take a look at the former England number one goalie. How old is David Seaman? Seaman was born in Rotherham, Yorkshire, in 1963 and is currently 55-years-old. After joining his boyhood club Leeds United as a youngster in 1981, the young goalie was released without playing for the senior side the following year. However, after signing for Peterborough United, Seaman quickly rose up the divisions of English football, playing for Birmingham City and Queens Park Rangers before landing his big move to Arsenal in 1990. It was with QPR where he won the first of his 75 England caps in a friendly away to Saudi Arabia in 1988 which finished 1-1. Seaman enjoyed an illustrious career with Arsenal winning three league titles including two Premier League titles under manager Arsene Wenger. However, his most infamous moment in a Gunners shirt came in the 1995 Cup Winners’ Cup final when the goalie … [Read more...] about How old is David Seaman and who is his Dancing on Ice star wife Frankie Poultney?
Half term is almost here - need an idea or two to keep your little 'uns amused? There's plenty going on in and around Teesside, whatever your budget. Here're 10 things to try: 1. Mud, glorious mud! Get your wellies and your woolies out and head for RSPB Saltholme on the banks of the Tees where the nature reserve team is encouraging families to explore the great outdoors. Every year the reserve celebrates Welly Season - this year there'll be a welly splash, water works and the chance to splodge in the newly opened mud pit. There'll also be nest box workshops and the creation of a new willow structure in the Discovery Zone. The reserve is open from 9.30am until 4pm throughout the half term holiday. Entry is £5 per car, free for RSPB members. 2. Fab Feb theme park fun Families with younger kids can enjoy a fun packed half term at Lightwater Valley whatever the weather. The theme park, always a popular draw for Teessiders, has indoor and outdoor activities aimed at the under … [Read more...] about 11 fun things to do with the family this half term