Clint Randell and Sharyn Casey to host Dancing with the Stars NZ 2022

  • 11/03/2022

Discovery has announced Dancing with the Stars NZ will waltz back onto Three and ThreeNow screens this autumn with Clint Randell and Sharyn Casey as hosts for the new season.

The show - which didn't go ahead in 2020 or 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic - will follow nine celebrity contestants as they make their grand entrance into the famous ballroom to compete for the grand title.

The 2022 cast is yet to be revealed, but previous winners include Samantha Hayes, Simon Barnett, Suzanne Paul and Tāmati Coffey.

TV and radio personality Casey, co-host of The Edge Afternoons, is an experienced broadcaster with a career spanning over 15 years. Her TV credits include hosting several previous seasons of DWTS NZ and six years of hosting the Vodafone New Zealand Music Awards Red Carpet show, as well as multiple live boxing events for Three. More recently she was on the guessing panel for The Masked Singer NZ.

"I'm so excited to get back in the ballroom with our Dancing with the Stars NZ whānau to wow Kiwi audiences with our incredible celebs and judging panel," says Casey.

"This will be my fourth season hosting the show and my mate Clint Randell will be joining me this time around, but I promise I will not dance no matter how hard he tries. Dancing with the Stars NZ always brings positive vibes, laughs and fun, so get ready, we think this season is set to be the best yet!"

Randell first appeared on our screens as a 21-year-old on New Zealand Idol, before going on to appear in shows like Just the Job, Let's Get Inventin' and One Night Only. More recently, he hosted the debut season of The Masked Singer NZ.  

Randell is also a familiar voice on airwaves, starting out at Life FM, before hosting The Edge Breakfast show for five years.

You may have also spotted him in his dancing shoes in the 2019 season of Dancing with the Stars NZ, where he placed third.

"I couldn't say yes fast enough when I was asked to co-host alongside one of the best in Sharyn Casey," says Randell.

"I can't wait to laugh, cry and cheer alongside Aotearoa with the exceptional talent we have this year, and to perform the special dance Sharyn and I have been working tirelessly on over the summer." 

Executive Producer, Entertainment, John McDonald adds: "Through the tumultuous last two years, audiences have actually needed this family favourite show in their lives. Dancing With The Stars NZ is one of those shows that Kiwi families and individuals love to get behind. I'm so proud that we are finally able to make it happen in 2022."  

Dancing With The Stars NZ has raised more than $1 million in the 2018 and 2019 seasons on Three, with celebrities aligning with their chosen charity and the public contributing money via text voting or individual contributions.

Discovery is also pleased to reveal that Michael Hill Jeweller is returning as broadcast sponsor for the new season. 

This season's show will be filmed under strict red light health and safety protocols in line with current government COVID-19 regulations.

Dancing with the Stars is a BBC Studios format produced by Discovery. The BBC format is licensed to 60 countries, with over 350 series aired around the world to date.

More details about the 2022 season of Dancing with the Stars NZ will be announced in the coming weeks.