Marama Fox, Chris Harris to join Dancing With The Stars NZ

Another politician and a former-cricketer are the latest two contestants set to waltz their way onto Three's Dancing With The Stars NZ.

The Maori Party's Marama Fox and Chris Harris will join four other already-announced prominent contestants on the show.

They'll be up against Real Housewives of Auckland star Gilda Kirkpatrick, ACT Party leader David Seymour, veteran broadcaster Robbie Rakete and Instagram celeb Jess Quinn.

Fox has remained co-leader of the Maori Party, despite last year's election loss. Trained as teacher, she worked in education for 26 years and has nine children of her own.

She told The AM Show she decided to join after vowing to herself she'd beat her exercise "phobia".

The newly-announced contestants show off their dance moves.
The newly-announced contestants show off their dance moves. Photo credit: The AM Show

"But dancing - I can do that all night," she said.

Fox said she's used to her personal life being on camera.

"I mean, politics was the same thing," she said.

"But you know what? I'm the best trash talker on the show. It's great.

"I taught David Seymour."

Former BlackCap Harris scored over 7000 runs in first-class cricket, and holds the record for most ODI runs when batting at number 7 (2130).

But dancing, he told the show, is "definitely" out of his comfort zone.

"I've got two left feet, I've got no timing," he said.

"I could move while I'm in the field, but it's completely the opposite."

He says he hasn't learned much so far but the Cha Cha is the most challenging yet.

"Very fast feet."

Dancing With The Stars NZ will be hosted by Edge FM afternoons host Sharyn Casey and face of Family Feud, Dai Henwood.

It will debut on Three later this year.


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