Dancing with the Stars NZ: David Seymour channels James Bond in 'best performance yet'

In this week's episode of Dancing with the Stars NZ, David Seymour did his best James Bond impression for what's been called his "best performance yet".

The ACT leader donned a suave suit which was then partially removed by not one but two saucy 'Bond girls'. The three then danced a foxtrot, which brought the audience to their feet - but divided the judges.

"I don't know if you were channelling 007 or Mr Bean," said judge Julz of the performance, which he called "nervous and strange".

Resident 'nice judge' Camilla also wasn't convinced by the routine.

"That was a bit much to handle, even for you David."

However Rachel, known for her harsh comments, said she thought the foxtrot was Seymour's "best performance yet".

She praised his two female partners for "covering him up well", and commented that the routine was entertaining but perhaps for the wrong reasons.

Seymour and Amelia earned 16 points for their performance - far from their lowest score, but not enough to lift them out of the bottom of the scoreboard.

Seymour admitted he'd made a few mistakes in his dance, but said he'd had a blast learning the routine inspired by the world's most famous spy.

"What Kiwi boy doesn't grow up wanting to be James Bond?" he asked.

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