Here Are The Judges For Dancing With The Stars 2019
Stars beware -- judgement day is coming.
The dance floor has been polished within an inch of its life, and the sequins are sparkling -- but are the celebrities ready to have their chassé, shimmy and moonwalk put under the spotlight?
Well, they'd better prepare 'cause international dance heavyweights Craig Revel Horwood, Sharna Burgess and Tristan MacManus are headed for the judging panel.
It'll be a tough crowd for the celebs when they face Craig -- the 'tough' judge on Strictly Come Dancing UK -- and Sharna and Tristan, a pair of Dancing With The Stars US alumni.
We've got a feeling that these three industry pros will take no prisoners.
Craig Revel Horwood
British-based but Victoria-born, Craig is a choreographer, theatre director and member of the original Strictly Come Dancing judging panel in the UK -- a position he's held for 14 years.
Tasked with judging the 11 victims ... er, we mean celebrities, Craig said, "I can’t wait to come back home down under and give the Aussie stars the real, unfiltered Craig treatment."
I will be watching every move, there is no hiding bad technique or poor posture on my watch. I expect nothing less than perfection. And while these celebrities might be famous in their own right, the dance floor is my domain so they better be ready to rumba.
Sharna’s resume is something worth high-kicking about. A Wagga Wagga girl, she's spent a dozen seasons competing as a professional dancer in the American version of Dancing With The Stars. Sharna most recently took home the disco ball trophy in 2018 with radio host Bobby Bones.
"Having been a pro on America's DWTS for the last 12 seasons, I am so excited to be coming home to bring my knowledge and passion from the US to this stellar line up of Aussie talent.
I can’t wait to see what these amazing dancers have in store for us all," she said.
Rounding out the judging panel is Irishman Tristan MacManus, who's hit the dance floor with the likes of Pamela Anderson and Gladys Knight on the US version of DWTS. Tristan just so happens to be married to an Aussie -- so that basically makes him one of us.
Tristan will be, by his own admission, tough but fair.
"I can see myself giving a 10 but I'm not going to trot them out willy nilly," he said.
I like to think I’ll give one when it's due and necessary if I gave someone a 10 one week, I'd easily give them a five the following week just to pull them back down if that’s what they needed.
It'll be Craig, Sharna and Tristan's job -- along with the viewers -- to determine which of our 11 celebs will be crowned victorious on the dancefloor.
Dancing With The Stars premieres Monday, February 18 at 7:30, only on 10 and WIN Network.
Feature image: Network 10.