Shane Bourne puts on his Dancing shoes

Comedian Shane Bourne will be putting on his dancing shoes for the new season of Dancing with The Stars  but not as a contestant.

Bourne, who has hosted Thank God You’re Here and the Logie Awards will step into the hosting role vacated recently by Daniel Mcpherson. “I am extremely excited, and cannot wait for the show to start; it’s got every ingredient you want in a great live show.”  he said.

Also returning to co host with him will be  Edwina Bartholomew, who says  “Shane is everything you could possibly want in a co-host. He thinks on his feet, he’s hilarious and is no stranger to live TV. I can’t wait to work with him.”

Seven’s Director of Network Programming, Angus Ross said, “Shane’s live TV experience is second to none, and we are thrilled to welcome him to the Dancing with the Stars family.”

 

Celebrating their fifteenth season on the judging panel will be Todd Mc Kenney and  Helen Richey, along with renowned Australian dancer and two-time mirror ball champion Kym Jonhson returning straight from competing on the latest season of the show in the US. Adam Garcia has decided to spend time with his pregnant wife and will not return to the panel this year.

Dancing with The Stars will return to Seven soon with casting announcements to be made in coming weeks.