They say everything happens for a reason.
And it seems landing a role on Dancing with the Stars was just what Cassandra Thorburn needed to get her groove back.
In fact, less than an hour after she was booted from the dancing competition last week, the former wife of Karl Stefanovic celebrated her time on the show and new-found confidence with fellow contestants.
"Memory making," Cass captioned a photo from her final dance on Instagram.
"It was the most incredible experience and I am blessed to have shared the experience with all the other incredible dance couples. The bonds we formed will last a lifetime."
In exclusive photos, 47-year-old Cass is seen laughing and drinking during a night out with her dance partner Marco de Angelis, Neighbours star Olympia Valance and actor Sam Johnson.
WATCH: Cassandra Thorburn lets her hair down on wild night out with DWTS co-stars
"Cass was having the time of her life," an onlooker reveals, adding she was very affectionate with Sam in particular.
"They were drinking wine and smoking well into the night together. At one point Cass even confronted the judges about the low scores they gave her throughout the competition and Sam found it hilarious."
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