Dancing with the Stars NZ: Roger Farrelly eliminated after losing balance in group dance

Roger Farrelly is the seventh contestant to have been eliminated from Dancing With The Stars NZ following an elimination dance-off against Jess Quinn.

He was the latest contestant to be eliminated from the competition, following the departures of TV star Suzy Cato, radio host Robert Rakete, politician Marama Fox, and reality TV stars Gilda Kirkpatrick, Zac Franich and Naz Khanjani.

Earlier in the episode, Farrelly took a tumble during a Michael Jackson-inspired group dance - his second fall in the competition.

In a rare moment of agreement, judges Rachel and Julz both voted to save Jess, saying she "stepped it up" and brought a new energy to the floor during the dance-off.

Farrelly said he was sad to be sent home, but that it would be good to be able to spend more time with his family.

The radio host has developed a passionate following for his energetic performances each week.

Viewers can help keep their favourite dancer in the competition by texting their first name to 3333 - each text costs 99c and net proceeds go to that star's chosen charity.

DWTS NZ airs Sundays 7pm and Mondays 7.30pm on Three, and all episodes can be viewed again on ThreeNow.