'I get my life back' - Mike McRoberts after Dancing With The Stars NZ elimination

Mike McRoberts intends to remain "fully clothed" on television from now on after being eliminated from Dancing With The Stars NZ on Monday night.

The Newshub Live at 6pm presenter found himself in the bottom two alongside social media influencer William Waiirua, but ultimately lost out in the dance-off.

"I'm definitely disappointed, it was an amazing journey and a great thing to be a part of, but I guess I get my life back now," he told The AM Show on Tuesday morning.

"All the things that I wanted to try and achieve by doing this show, I think I've done. So I'm pretty happy."

McRoberts admitted his stint on the show had brought with it a lot of nerves, joking that hearing the theme music at the beginning of the interview had triggered "PTSD".

"People see you in a very vulnerable state, but that was part of it for me," he said.

Last year, McRoberts' co-host Samantha Hayes took out the mirror ball trophy and was crowned Dancing With The Stars NZ champion for 2018.

"The first phone call I got after the show was from Sam," McRoberts said.

"I think she was more gutted about me going out than I was!"

The veteran news reader and journalist said the standard of dancing ability amongst the celebrities was "phenomenal".

"I really like Laura [Daniel], I think she just has it all," he said of the comedian and Jono and Ben star.

"She's a great performer, she has multi-layers with her comedy and acting and she's got a great dance partner too in Shay."

McRoberts, who was up bright and early to MC a conference, said he intends to take off his dancing shoes for a couple of weeks, but would like to continue with it in future.