Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern backs Newshub's Sam Hayes and Shavaughn Ruakere for DWTSNZ

  • 12/05/2018

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has revealed her favourite Dancing With The Stars NZ contestants are Newshub's own Samantha Hayes and Shavaughn Ruakere.

Ms Ardern admitted to supporting the pair during an interview with the Rotorua Daily Post, saying she it was thanks to the fact she had a relationship with both.

"I do know Shavaughn [Ruakere] and Sam [Hayes] so of course you're always rooting for the people that you know," she said.

Raukere and Hayes are still in the competition after Gilda Kirkpatrick was eliminated last week. Hayes is supporting NZ Riding for the Disabled while Raukere is supporting the Breast Cancer Foundation.

The next elimination will take place on Monday.

To vote for who you would like to win, text their name to 3333. Texts cost 99 cents and the net proceeds will go to the stars' selected charities.

The next episode of Dancing With The Stars NZ will air 7pm, Sunday on Three. Previous episodes are viewable on ThreeNow.