Dancing With The Stars 2019: Our Next Star Has Sashayed Away From The Dance Floor

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She came, she saw, she slayed the DF -- but the dancing dream is now over for Cassandra Thorburn.

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Her performance on premiere night saw her looking stunning as she performed the Viennese waltz, however it failed to impress the notoriously hard to please Craig Revel Horwood, who criticised the 47-year-old and awarded her just 1 point.

Determined to push through, Cass then fell into the bottom two during in the second week for her quickstep routine to Kylie Minogue's 'Dancing' -- only to remain in the competition as Miguel Maestre was forced to hang up his dancing shoes as the first contestant to sashay away from the Dancing With The Stars dance floor.

"I was shocked that Miguel was going home," Cass said following the chef's surprising exit.

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In last Monday's performance, the stars were tasked with crafting a performance on the year that changed their life -- and for Cass, that was 2016 -- "The year I became a single parent," she said.

"It was my lowest moment. It was when I struggled to leave the house, my girlfriends were helping with groceries," she explained. "A lot of people go through adversity, and everyone's adversity is different, but for me I found a confidence in myself that is okay to have."

Once again, Cass scraped through, with her skills having notably improved since the week before.

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Then, despite turning up the heat in her performance to 'Oye Como Va' on Latin Night on Monday's show, sadly, it wasn't enough to impress the judges, who gave the author a total of 9/30, leading her to be the third celeb sent home.

Cass was hoping to take out the $50,000 prize money for Palliative Care Australia, which works to provide high-quality end of life care for all Australians, with donations going towards advocating for access to palliative care for everyone, including vulnerable, and minority groups, children, and young adults.

Dancing With The Stars premieres Monday, February 18 at 7:30, only on 10 and WIN Network.