As it happened: Dancing with the Stars Episode 6

Who will be the next celebrity to be sent packing?
Who will be the next celebrity to be sent packing? Photo credit: Mediaworks

8:40pm - End of live updates

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8:37pm - NZ Twitter is united: Naz was ROBBED

8:32pm - Naz is eliminated

To boos from the crowd, it's the end of the line for Naz Khanjani.

She thanks the producers of the show for the opportunity and is very graceful and graceful. Shae is looking rather disinterested.

This is a sad result, Naz was genuinely good and very entertaining to watch.

8:27pm - The second elimination

Last week we said goodbye to Gilda, so who will be joining her tonight?

The celebrities and their partners are all out onstage and looking terrified.

The first safe contestant is... Sam Hayes!

Also safe is Jess Quinn!

Suzy Cato is safe!

Marama Fox is safe!

Also safe is Roger Farrelly!

David Seymour is safe!

Chris Harris is safe!

Shavaughn Ruakere is safe!

Robert Rakete is safe!

Bachelor contestants Naz and Zac are remaining...

8:25pm - Move of the week

Chris Harris wins this prestigious accolade for his hips and his drunken sailors, whatever those are.

This guy is genuinely good at dancing.

8:24pm - NZ Twitter underwhelmed by Suzy's scores

8:22pm - Judge's scores

A strong 21 for Suzy Cato.

Rachel White: A "strong" 7

Camilla Sacre-Dallerup: 7

Julz Tocker: 7

Total: 21

8:21pm - Judge's feedback

Camilla loved it, complimenting how Suzy recovered from her mistake and was impressed by her solo work.

Julz agrees, saying it's a huge improvement from last week.

Rachel says Suzy looks great with Latin dance, and she had excellent hip action. She wants her to get even more gutsy and in her face.

A weird line from Dai about balls.

8:16pm - Suzy's dance

Finally, it's nostalgia goddess Suzy Cato whodisagrees with the judges' criticism last week. Fair enough, she was amazing.

She's doing a cha-cha tonight, and is visited by her adorable children in her pre-dance video to do some moonwalking and give out some mock judge scores.

"They can shoot me down, but I won't fall. I am titanium," she says. Words to live by.

Looking feisty and fun with her side-ponytail, Suzy is of course dancefloor perfection despite what looks like a minor slip-up. 

Finishes with an expertly done fall/pose.

8:13pm - NZ Twitter pays tribute to Queen Marama

8:11pm - Judge's scores

What a comeback from last week's 4s!

Rachel White: 8

Camilla Sacre-Dallerup: 8

Julz Tocker: 8

Total: 24

8:09pm - Judge's feedback

Breaking out into Te Reo, Marama acknowledges her adoring fans who gave her a standing ovation.

Rachel is shocked! That was totally unbelievable and says she's flabbergasted by Marama's performance.

Camilla says it wasn't great......IT WAS AMAZING!!!!! This judge loves suspense, and has crown Marama as Queen of the Ballroom. Let's call it now, Marama's the winner of DWTS NZ.

Julz compliments her beautiful poi technique and for expertly weaving Maori culture with traditional ballroom dancing.

8:05pm - Marama's dance

The queen of sass is still denying there was anything wrong with her dance last week. I aspire to her level of complete self-belief.

Tonight she'll be doing the Viennese Waltz which her skinny white boy of a partner says could put them back in at the top.

Twirling poi expertly, Marama looks like Princess Leia and is gliding around the floor and keeps her cool during a dizzying spin.

She's calm, posed and effortlessly graceful. This woman is a legend.

8:02pm - NZ Twitter contemplates David's smooth, smooth chest

8:00pm - A sick burn from my father

'David Seymour? Rather David Seyless in that outfit.'

7:59pm - Judge's scores

The lowest score to date for poor old Dave.

Rachel White: 4

Camilla Sacre-Dallerup: 4

Julz Tocker: 4

Total: 12

7:56pm - Judge's feedback

Julz has some harsh critique of David's timing but says he'd give him a 10 for trying. He'd like to see some more hip action and quality through the body.

Rachel loves David's smile and appreciates his effort, but says the routine was uneventful and out of time.

Camilla thought she saw a romantic David tonight! In a backhanded compliment she says he proves that truly anyone can learn to dance. 

7:51pm - David's dance

The ACT leader was pleased with his feedback last week and is determined to keep getting better by bringing the drama tonight.

David can be seen doing some acting exercises and twitching his calves in the hopes of telling more of a story.

Dancing the rumba to some soulful Bic Runga, Dave is doing some stiff stepping and keeps mouthing the words to the song.

A couple of saucy moves as he caresses his partner who frankly is doing all the work here.

And Dave is GONE from the floor, breaking hearts across New Zealand.

A savage burn to both Deputy PM Winston Peters and the PM herself!!!!! Bold stuff criticising a Mafia don and a pregnant woman in the same breath.

7:49pm - NZ Twitter admires Naz but mourns the performance they could have seen from Tim

7:46pm - Judge's scores

A respectable 20 for the heartbroken Naz.

Rachel White: 6

Camilla Sacre-Dallerup: 7

Julz Tocker: 7

Total: 20

7:43pm - Judge's feedback

Camilla thinks Naz did Tim proud with her fabulous attitude and is full of sympathy for her predicament.

Julz is also admiring of how Naz handled the situation. He says it was a safe routine but he understands why.

Rachel acknowledges Naz's improvement in her footwork and talks about crying because she doesn't have a high arch. She loves Naz's dedication and "heroic attributes".

7:39pm - Naz's dance

Naz is focused on pointing her toes, which has been picked up on by the judges.

In horrific slow-mo we see footage of 'the accident', in which Tim collapsed under the weight of a falling Naz.

Tim's determined to dance but a man called Shae is learning the routine as a potential understudy. Naz is upset and wants the falling move changed so she doesn't maim another man.

And dancing the cha-cha, not alone but with replacement Shae, Naz is looking glamourous and vaguely South American in blue.

Naz seems a little less confident with her new partner but is still smiling and posing with a martini glass, being spun around and looking great.

She bursts into tears at the end! Naz!!!

7:37pm - A Bold Prediction

Newshub digital's official prediction re. the Naz situation: in a stunning comeback, the eliminated Gilda Kirkpatrick will come out to save the day and dance with her.

Also the Maori King is in the audience? 

7:35pm - Group dance

They dance to the same song every episode!!! Is this the unofficial theme song of DWTS NZ?

David's whole glistening abdomen is out tonight, while Suzy's looking daring in a glittery sheer number.

Naz is sans partner....what could it mean?

Tonight's episode of Dancing with the Stars is guaranteed to be entertaining, with David Seymour, Marama Fox and Suzy Cato all taking to the floor.

Will Naz's injured partner be able to participate, or will she have to dance alone?

We'll be keeping you posted with live updates of Episode 6.