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Kerri-Anne Kennerley Confirmed For Dancing With The Stars And She Has A Slash At Nine

Kerri-Anne Kennerley has been confirmed as the first contestant on the next series of Dancing With The Stars, this is follows on from the announcement of Mel B replacing Sonia Kruger as co-host on the popular show.

I am actually looking forward to this year’s series. There are also rumours Shannon Noll may be lining up to do the Rhumba. He won’t be the first of Australian Idol’s alumni to tread those floor boards, with Damien Leith proving popular with the viewers last year.

Richard Clune of the Daily Telegraph also got a great scoop with Kerri-Anne also taking the opportunity to have a slash at Channel Nine.

He writes:

CONFIRMING her defection to Seven, television queen Kerri-Anne Kennerley has hit out at her former employer Channel 9, likening it to Italian cruise disaster ship Costa Concordia.

Speaking for the first time since being dumped late last year, Kennerley also described Nine’sWilloughby headquarters as being full of wild animals.

“When people are under stress they don’t always do things as you would expect them to do things and there’s no denying that those Channel 9 executives are under high stress,” Kennerley told The Sunday Telegraph.

“It’s on the record that they’re being chased by a bunch of banks who will need to resolve their financial issues.

“There are a few parallels between (Nine) and the Costa Concordia: they veer off course, hit the rocks, try to right themselves and sink and the captain gets off first, so let’s see how their year pans out.”

Kennerley, who learnt of her demise from this paper, and not Nine managing director Jeff Browne, added: “I don’t think it’s too much to expect a little courtesy, no matter who you are.”

Yes I think the classy Kerri-Anne will be getting the last word in on that one.


1 Sue { 02.12.12 at 10:46 am }

I may have to watch it again if Shannon Noll is on DWTS. 😉

2 Georgie { 02.12.12 at 11:17 am }

Courtesy and common decency have left the building in both the private and public sectors, as overpaid and unethical managers clamber to the top of the dung heap.

Corporate Australia (private and public) is run by gutless toadies with an ‘every man for himself’ (woman for herself) mantra.

Go KAK – but at the end of the day, don’t expect any better treatment from Ch 7.

3 brain dead dave { 02.12.12 at 11:25 am }

I won’t be watching if Shannon “I’ve got a party in my pants ” Noll is going around.

Onya KAK. You’re too good for Ch9 . They’re like Bert Newton-just about rooted.

4 Mike { 02.12.12 at 11:48 am }

With Noll’s last album tanking after only three weeks in the ARIA charts, and its second single not even making it into the chart, I guess being one of the b grade celebrities on DWTS would be a step up atm. He is certainly no longer a force in the Australian music scene. May as well keep in the public eye some way.

5 Georgie { 02.12.12 at 11:49 am }

Bert ‘Humpty Dumpty’ Newton has been stuffed for years. He looks like an escapee from Madame Tussauds.

6 Leop { 02.12.12 at 1:27 pm }

Good Luck to KAK – must be hard for her not to be able to tell the full and true story behind the scenes due to legalities, re her ousting – hope she goes onto better things and, has the last laugh which Im sure she will as she is a true professional and classy, not cringeful, like some on telly

7 Dan { 02.13.12 at 4:56 pm }

I can see Kerri-Anne winning the Dancing With The Stars mirror ball, just like Grant Denyer, Manu … and many others who won just because they are hosting a new show for Seven and not because of their dancing ability.

8 Andrea { 02.13.12 at 6:38 pm }

Kerri-Anne should have won a logie years ago when she hosted the Midday Show. She is a show business veteran who knows what she is doin g. Channel 9 have never appreciated her and deserve to have lost her! I hope she wins Dancing with the Stars, it will serve them right! I dont watch the new show that replaced her on 9 as its just a copy of the channel 7 one! Kerri – Anne was different and did a good job on her show but channel 9 always thinks they can replace people and make the show better but it doesn’t work!

9 Andrea { 02.13.12 at 6:48 pm }

Also, Georgie, even though Bert Newton may not look that great these days you have to give him some credit for staying in the public eye for so long. He too is a showbiz veteran who works very hard and tries to keep busy and active which is not easy at his age so I say good on you Bert, keep going!

10 Georgie { 02.13.12 at 7:22 pm }

Point taken Andrea, I agree wholeheartedly.