Dancing With The Stars NZ announced inspiring amputee Jess Quinn will be joining the show

Mai Morning Crew 04/04/2018

Veteran broadcaster Robbie Rakete and Instagram celeb Jess Quinn are the latest two stars set to dance their way onto Kiwi television screens on Dancing With The Stars NZ. 

They've been announced as joining Real Housewives of Auckland star Gilda Kirkpatrick and ACT Party leader David Seymour in the show, which will premiere later this year. 

For Rakete, it's a dream come true, as he once said his secret wish was to compete on Dancing With The Stars

"This is an opportunity to experience something not many people get to do - learn to dance with pros and then dance on live TV," he says.

"Scary? Sure. But fun! I can't wait."

Rakete says his family is supportive of the new adventure, even moving all the furniture around so he could practice at home. 

"It's hard for them to watch TV while I'm trying to samba across the lounge."

Quinn is a fitness advocate and social media influencer.

A childhood battle with cancer saw her lose a leg, an adversity she says she's determined to overcome. 

"Taking part in DWTS is a once in a lifetime experience," she says.

"At first I thought no, there's no way I can physically do this; but whenever I tell myself I can't do something, then I have to find a way!"

Dancing With The Stars NZ will be hosted by Edge FM afternoons host Sharyn Casey and face of Family Feud, Dai Henwood.

It will debut on Three later this year.