Eli Matthewson and Jonny Williams will be NZ’s first same-sex dance partners competing in the new series of Dancing With The Stars.
After Covid-restrictions stopped the series from being produced in 2020 and 2021, Dancing With The Stars NZ is back and this year will finally include a same-sex pairing as comedian Eli Matthewson enters the competition.
Matthewson is partnered with ballroom veteran Jonny Williams.
Matthewson and Williams follow in the footsteps on YouTuber Jojo Siwa who was part of the first same-sex pairing on Dancing With The Stars US, and Olympic Boxer Nicola Adams and television presenter John Whaite who respectively were part of the first female and make same-sex pairing on Strictly Come Dancing, the UK’s take on Dancing With The Stars.
Dancing With The Stars NZ will premier later this month.