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Everything you need to know about the new season of Dancing with the Stars!

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Dust off those dancing shoes because Dancing with the Stars is back for a brand new, dazzling season in 2023, with a group of celebrities that are sure to wow both the judges and viewers tuning in from home!

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When will Dancing with the Stars premiere in 2023?

Channel Seven has confirmed that Dancing with the Stars will premiere on Sunday June 18th, 2023.

Originally, the new season was due to premiere on Saturday, July 1st, 2023. 

It remains unclear why the network brought forth the premiere by almost two weeks. 

Where is Dancing with the Stars Australia filmed?

The season is being filmed at the Quay Centre, Sydney Olympic Park from May 15 to June 1st. 

The new season will start airing on July 1st. (Credit: Channel Seven)

Who is hosting the show?

Veteran television presenter Daryl Somers will return to host Dancing with the Stars on Channel Seven later this year. 

According to insider sources you have spoken with The Daily Telegraph, the now 71-year-old wasn’t a first choice for the network, who were keen on Dr. Chris Brown fronting the program. 

But after a miscalculation on when the television vet and former I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here! would be officially starting (July 1), network executives asked Daryl to step in.

Daryl and Sonia were the original show co hosts. Question is, will they both be returning? (Credit: Channel Seven)

Daryl co-helmed the original series almost 20 years ago in 2004 alongside Sonia Kruger who has since gone on to solo anchor other reality programs such as The Voice and Big Brother. 

Speaking of Sonia, she has confirmed her return as a co-host, telling The Morning Show’s Larry Edmur and Kylie Gillies that production was set to commence shortly. 

“We start shooting very soon,’ Sonia said, hinting that the new season will feature a number of exciting changes (including new judges). 

“There’s a whole new crop of celebrities,’ she added, ‘it’s not all celebrities.”

“So these are people who have not done it before. They are all brand spanking new.”

Who will take the crown this year? (Credit: Channel Seven)

Who has been cast on Dancing with the Stars Australia 2023?

According to insider sources who spoke with The Daily Telegraph in March, the show is reportedly struggling to cast celebrities to take part, with many contracted talent to the television station already confirming that they are ruling themselves out to appear on the show. 

With a looming start production date, something tells us that Channel Seven will continue to keep mum about the ‘celebrity cast’ until the absolute last minute.

But, despite their best efforts, names of cast members contracted to compete have begun to leak. 

You can view the full cast list here.

The judging panel has been given a major shakeup for 2023. (Credit: Channel Seven)

Who are the judges on Dancing with the Stars Australia 2023? 

Veteran judges Todd McKenney and Mark Wilson are set to return to the Dancing with the Stars judging panel for 2023. 

They will be joined by former Dancing with the Stars judges Sharna Burgess and Craig Revel Horwood. 

Former judge Helen Richey confirmed to the Sunday Herald that she would be taking a step back from the beloved reality program to care for her husband Robert following an unspecified health scare. 

“I have loved being part of Dancing with the Stars since the show’s inception in 2004. I’m terribly disappointed I can’t participate this season, but family comes first,” Helen said. 

“Robert and I will be watching on from home and wish all the contestants the best of luck for their turn on the dancefloor.” 

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