Dancing With The Stars NZ 2019 contestants: Clinton Randell, Carolyn Taylor, Glen Osborne, Walter Neilands

With this year's season of Dancing With The Stars NZ fast approaching, four more celebrities keen to strap on some latin heels and give ballroom dancing a bash have been announced.

Clinton Randell, Carolyn Taylor, Glen Osborne, Walter Neilands - two former kids TV presenters, a rugby legend and a radio host between them - have all got their eye on the glitter ball trophy for 2019.

Here's all you need to know about the next four contestants announced for Dancing With The Stars NZ 2019:

Walter Neilands and Melissa McCallum.
Walter Neilands and Melissa McCallum. Photo credit: MediaWorks

Walter Neilands - Former kids TV presenter
Dance Partner: Melissa McCallum
Charity: Kidney Kids NZ

Kiwi kids grew up watching him dish out advice, attempt crazy stunts and craft up a storm on the Sticky TV farm, and now former children's television presenter Walter Neilands is bringing his boundless energy to the ballroom.

After an eight year stint on Sticky TV, as well as working on Cadbury Dream Factory and as an MC, Walter decided to tackle the property investment market before accepting the DWTS challenge.

He also finds time for a spot of motivational speaking, and it's not hard to see why:

"Take opportunities!" he says.

"And back yourself!"

Clinton Randell and Brittany Coleman.
Clinton Randell and Brittany Coleman. Photo credit: MediaWorks

Clinton Randell - The Edge Breakfast co-host
Dance Partner: Brittany Coleman
Charity: Refresh

Being able to bring banter to the airwaves in the early hours of the morning could be considered achievement enough for some, but Clinton Randell has got his eye on another prize - the glitter ball trophy.

The Edge Breakfast host, better known as just Randell, is no stranger to Kiwi reality TV - he placed eighth on New Zealand Idol back in 2006.

He's got the pipes, but does he have the moves?

"The closest I've come to 'proper' dancing was a routine my groomsmen and I practiced in the garage of my parent's house on the day of my wedding," Randell says.

"We were meant to perform it down the aisle. The music started, we nervously all looked at each other, shook our heads, chickened out, pulled the pin and agreed never to speak of it again."

Carolyn Taylor and Johnny Williams.
Carolyn Taylor and Johnny Williams. Photo credit: MediaWorks

Carolyn Taylor - Former kids TV presenter
Dancer Partner: Johnny Williams
Charity: Cure Kids 

Former What Now presenter Carolyn has gone from gunge to glam, having started her career as a kids TV host in the hallowed halls of the What Now Studios.

These days, she's a media personality and MC for corporate events. It's a lot less messy, and a little more grown-up, but Carolyn is keen to utilise her youthful joie de vivre on the dance floor. 

"When I started in TV it was all about the kids so it's great to be able to represent the kids again with Cure Kids," she says.

"I feel like DWTS has given me yet another chance to unleash my inner child and bust out a few moves for a good cause. Can't wait!"

Glen Osborne and Vanessa Cole.
Glen Osborne and Vanessa Cole. Photo credit: MediaWorks

Glen Osborne - Former All Black
Dance Partner: Vanessa Cole
Charity: The Women’s Refuge

New Zealand rugby legend Glen 'Ozzy' Osborne played his first game for the All Blacks in 1995 in what would be the start of a successful career that saw him score 11 test tries across two World Cups.

He laid down the law on the field, and would go on do the same in real life: becoming a police constable stationed in Whanganui, but not before taking his talents to television with several presenting gigs.

A father of two, Glen has opted to swap his black uniform for a blue one, but how will he fare with the spandex and spray tans of the Dancing With The Stars world?

The 2019 season of Dancing With The Stars NZ will premiere live on Three on April 14.

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