Patrick Gower 'keen' to compete on Dancing with the Stars

Journalist Patrick Gower is interested in competing on Dancing With The Stars NZ, but there are two conditions to his participation.

Former rugby league player Manu Vatuvei won the latest season of the dancing competition on Sunday night after 12 weeks of hot competition.

Vatuvei was on The Project on Monday to discuss his victory and his journey to the top. He said there was a story behind each of his dances.

"I think when you connect to a dance, there is always a different story to a different dance," he said.

Former rugby union player Glen Osborne's departure after being with Vatuvei in the bottom two was also an emotional moment.

"It still feels tough… me and Glen still have a little banter between rugby and league. He was like an older brother to me".

His final performance incorporated in his rugby league history, in a dance that his partner Loryn Reynolds said he mostly choreographed.

"I thought he did incredibly… I helped with his footwork," she said.

Gower, who was filling in as host on The Project, said he was a big fan of interpretative dance and would consider joining Dancing With The Stars NZ for a potential future season if he could choreograph his own performances.

"The chance to choreograph my own dance, because I have choreographed a lot of dances that no one has seen."

He also wants Vatuvei as his partner.

"I am keen for next year. But I have one condition, and I want to make that very clear. I want to choose my own partner and I want to choreograph my own dances.

"I choose Manu"

Comedian Laura Daniel came second in the competition, followed by The Edge host Clinton Randell in third and social media star William Waiirua in fourth place.

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