Dancing With The Stars NZ: Sam Hayes teams up with David Seymour, Chris Harris in group dance

It's not often you see a journalist, a sitting politician and an international cricketing legend team up on the dance floor - but Dancing With The Stars NZ has made just that happen.

After scoring the show's first 10s during a contemporary performance on Sunday night, Newshub Live at 6pm presenter Sam Hayes was back with an unusual team dance on Monday night - joined by ACT MP David Seymour and former Blackcap Chris Harris.

It was the first time this season multiple couples joined forces for a group performance that would be judged and scored just like their regular dances.

Calling themselves 'Team Lucky Dip', the trio of stars were second off the bat after competitors 'Team Lean', made up of Shav, Jess and Rog.

Their routine, choreographed to Black Eyed Pea's 'I Gotta Feeling', included moves from different styles the stars had performed earlier in the season, including from the cha-cha and foxtrot.

Hayes and Harris comfortably held the first and second positions on the leaderboard on Sunday, after both tying for first place last week, while Seymour has trailed at last place last week and second-last this week.

Despite the odd combination and a few mistakes, the judges seemed pleasantly intrigued by the performance.

"The quality of the dancing was very good," Rachel told the unconventional group.

They were awarded 7, 7 and 8, for a total of 22, just before voting closed for the night and the elimination round began.

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.

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