, Travis Cloke and dance partner Violeta’s report cards couldn’t save them from expulsion in Back To School week.
Our seven celebrities were tasked with their biggest assignments yet: the gruelling disco marathon dance, and for the bottom two couples, the dreaded dance off.
Taking to the dance floor with the aim to last the entire three minutes and a half minutes to score maximum points, Travis and Dami’s moves failed to impress under the watchful eye of our judges scoring only four and five points respectively.
Fighting to return to the competition next week, Travis and Dami stepped out in front of the judges, and Australia, for a third time tonight to dance in a cut-throat cha cha dance off. This new layer of pressure was evidently all too much for both celebrities, with a clearly shaken Dami saved by the skin of her teeth (pun intended), leaving Travis eliminated.
On leaving 10’s Dancing With The Stars Travis said: “I’ve had such an amazing journey and such an awesome time. I have loved getting to know all the cast and crew behind the scenes.”
As we hopped on the school bus and travelled back to the era of the Blue Light discos, our seven celebs danced their hearts out all in the name of a good report card.
Unlucky in love Ed Kavalee got stood up at his Year 10 formal and then again at his Year 12 formal (by the same girl), but tonight he showed her exactly what she missed out on with a cracking cha cha. Despite a missed step throwing him off time, Ed still managed to impress Craig Revel Horwood saying “I would have shown up to your dance darling.”
Grade A student, Claudia Karvan, fought for her right to party tonight in a punk inspired tango that left the judges divided. Telling us the story of growing up with punk parents who owned a nightclub in Sydney’s Kings Cross, the judges didn’t see eye-to-eye with Sharna Burgess saying Claudia’s tango “lacked balance and was erratic.”
Dami Im had redemption in her sights tonight as she had a second crack at the Waltz. Out to impress her high school teacher Mrs Johnson, Dami stepped her way to success with Craig Revel Horwood noticing improvement. He said “I can see you’re working on your frame and working on the expression in your hands which is good.”
Reliving her Malibu High days, Chloe Lattanzi rewound the clock to the young good girl who just wanted to be a little bit bad. Taking to the floor with a saucy cha cha and channelling her inner Christina Aguilera, a small wardrobe issue wasn’t enough to throw Chloe off. Tristan MacManus said: “You’re dancing a little too nice for me, I want to see you really get in to the floor and I want to see a bit more marmalade. I’m only getting orange jam.”
Scoring the first 10’s of the season, Christian Wilkins expressed his teenage dreams with a goose bump inducing contemporary dance that hit us in the feels. Even leaving host Amanda Keller tearing up, Sharna said it best when she said “that was the most real and authentic thing we have seen all season. Welcome to the ballroom Christian!”
The token mean girls bullied Celia Pacquola on the school bus, but she had the last laugh when she delivered a salsa that set fire to the dance floor. “Unreal, sassy and fun. Absolutely no scrubs just love from me” said Tristan.
With Travis no longer in the competition, six celebrities are left to shimmy their way to dancing glory when they team up with the judges who will choreograph and perform a show stopping routine next Sunday on 10’s Dancing With The Stars.
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7:30PM Sunday on 10