Dance Boss lets people live out their secret passion for dance on TV—something you did at a much younger age.
Yeah, my secret passion was doing just that, and stumbling into TV and people letting me do that over and over. I said to the teams, “I started off on a show where I wasn’t professionally trained, I wasn’t the best dancer. The whole reason I got through and I’m still doing it today is because I love it. If you love it and have a good time, people will pick up on that.
Do you feel like motherhood is the hardest job you’ve had?
Yeah, it’s the hardest, and the one you have got to be absolutely responsible in every moment of every day and night.
How do you straddle the two worlds?
I was seven when I started working. Ethan came on set with me on Dance Boss. I have pictures with him on Australia’s Got Talent, The X Factor UK and The X Factor Australia, and I said, “You have to come on set and we have got to get our picture taken together.” So he sits on the throne chair with me, and I had this gush of, “At his age I was working professionally and banking cheques.” Like, unbelievable! So I walk him on set and I’m like, “Isn’t it amazing! Come and meet the dancers,” and he turns around and goes, “Mum, check out my Rubik’s Cube!”
Ethan’s dad, Kris, has announced he’s having a baby. How do you feel about Ethan becoming a big brother?
I am so excited for both of them. I could not be more happy. And Ethan is just beside himself. Any time he walks past a pram now, he’s like, “Aw, there’s a baby coming soon!” It just energises all of us.
Dance Boss starts Mon., Aug. 6, 7.30 PM on Seven.
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