Ex Kiwi & Warriors Winger, Manu Vatuvei & social media superstar William Waiirua are set to join this years Dancing with the Stars New Zealand.
Vatuvei, a rugby league legend is no stranger to working up a sweat in front of watching crowds, having spent 15 years playing NRL, during which time he became the Warriors top try scorer and earned the formidable nickname as “The Beast”.
But now, the league boots are off for Manu, and the dancing shoes are on as he sets out to raise as much money as possible for his chosen charity, KidsCan. On joining the hit dancing competition, the former Warriors winger says:
I've been known to do a bit of a quick step on the field so I hope that translates into some fancy footwork on the dance floor. When I first got fitted for my latin shoes and saw they had quite high heels I did have a 'what have I got myself into?' moment, but it's for a good cause and it will give the boys a laugh!
As for Waiirua, the full time morale booster from friendly Feilding, has used social media to drive his passion for helping people of all ages, gender and race to express themselves while living a happy and healthy life. Known for his original dance moves and signature mono-lens glasses, William is one to watch out for when he hits the DWTS dance floor in 2019, aiming to raise as much money as possible for his chosen charity, The Attitude Trust For People With Disabilities.
On committing to do the Mahi (the waltz, the quick step and the rest!) on the Dancing with the Stars d-floor this year William says:
Do the Mahi, get the treats.
Both Vatuvei & Waiirua are to hit the dance floor with Newshub's Mike McRoberts, as well as celebrity chef, Nadia Lim & TV Presenter, Jude Dobson plus with yet to be announced celebs.
Check out Dancing with the Stars New Zealand, which kicks off on Three from Sunday April 14th. The show will play every Sunday at 7pm and Monday 7:30pm for this years season.