Roger Farrelly 'euphoric' about leaving Dancing With The Stars NZ

He flossed, he flashed his nipples, he fell - and he won over the nation while he did it.

Roger Farrelly - affectionately known as 'Rockin' Rog' - and partner Carol-Ann have been eliminated from Dancing With The Stars NZ, but the radio host is far from disappointed.

"Maybe it's just the euphoria of 'I don't have to worry about training'. I'm not sad," he said. 

 "Emotionally, I kind of felt it was the right time to go. We only had two weeks to go, and I think we bowed out at the right time."

And while many fans are sad to see The Rock's Morning Rumble host go, there's even more who are furious that politician David Seymour remains.

So, how is he doing it?

"The judges are scoring him low, but not low enough," explains Farrelly.

"If he wins it…he might actually do himself some damage. The public backlash would be like, 'Okay David, you've had your fun, let's let a dancer win this.'"

With not one, but two national TV tumbles while attempting some tricky moves, it's understandable Farrelly might want a rest.

"I got a bit carried away," he says about his Michael-Jackson-lean-gone-wrong from Monday night's group dance.

Indeed, he may well have been literally carried away by a stretcher if his week five fall with Carol Ann had been more severe. 

Fortunately, Farrelly recovered each time, ready to chuck on another mesh singlet and dance his wee heart out once more.

"I've been on The Rock 26 years - you get pigeon-holed," he said of his daring ballroom outfits. "I thought, 'this a real chance to break out'. I would have worn anything - I just did not care."

Not all the celebrities were so ready to throw caution to the wind when it came to their wardrobe choices, the broadcaster revealed.

"Sam Hayes eight weeks ago would have never worn what she wore last night," he said, referring to the Newshub presenter's sparkly asymmetric dress, worn for her high-scoring contemporary number.

"That's how she's changed, that's how she's transformed.

"I think she's probably going to win it."

You could be right, Rog. But for now, pack up those nipple-baring tops and put your feet up - you've earned it.

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