Dr Chris Brown & Lisa McCune set to be DWTS new dream team!

Dancing fans are in a spin over this surprise new on-air pairing.
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A brand-new batch of stars are set to strut their stuff underneath the Mirrorball on this year’s upcoming season of Dancing with the Stars.

In fact, a TV insider tells New Idea, it’s quite a surprising and eclectic mix of talent who’ll be taking to the dance floor.

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“Channel Seven has really pulled out all the stops in persuading unexpected names like [MasterChef Australia winner] Julie Goodwin and [AFL legend] Shane Crawford to take part in what can be quite a gruelling show,” our insider explains.

However one name has got DWTS fans – and TV insiders alike – all abuzz.

Lisa McCune is a great get,” our insider adds.

Dancing With The Stars cast
Dancing With The Stars 2024 cast (Credit: Seven Network)

Lisa, 53, the much-loved Aussie star of Blue Heelers, who’s also a talented stage actress, is set to get her cha-cha-cha on when the show returns midway through this year.

“The fact that Seven could land a star of Lisa’s calibre will give the show a boost,” our insider says.

“It’s already a hugely successful program for the network, but with the addition of Lisa – and new co-host Dr Chris Brown – this upcoming season is all set to be huge.”

Lisa McCune in white dress in front of Media wall
(Credit: Getty)

This year’s DWTS will be one of Dr Chris’ first projects on air for Seven, after his shock defection from Network 10 last year.

He’ll be joining Sonia Kruger as a co-host on the show. Seven has laid out an incredibly busy schedule for Dr Chris, 45, who’s rumoured to have signed with the network for a cool $1 million per year.

In addition to DWTS, the much-loved TV vet is also set to host new adventure series Once In A Lifetime and also a new home reno program Dream Home.

The busy slate leaves very little time for a personal life for the star, it seems.

“Chris has been single for a while,” another source tells New Idea.

“I know he’d love to find The One and settle down.”

Dr Chris Brown in a tux
This is Dr Chris Brown’s first year hosting DWTS, after making the switch to Seven from Network Ten. (Credit: Getty)

While our TV insider also tells us that Lisa has been ready to tackle a challenge that falls outside her usual work comfort zone, the opportunity to test her mettle on the dance floor, mix with the other participants and work with Sonia – and Dr Chris – has also been “a big drawcard” for her.

Lisa, who shares three adult children with her ex-husband Tim Disney, revealed a couple of years ago that she was “happily single” after her relationship with opera singer Teddy Tahu Rhodes hit the headlines in 2012.

With both Dr Chris and seemingly Lisa available, our source speculates that sparks could fly – on the dance floor and off!

“Dr Chris has a thing for confident, independent and gorgeous women,” our insider says. “Lisa certainly ticks those boxes!”

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