Rob Mills reveals that he had to accept feeling ‘vulnerable’ in order to return to Dancing with the Stars – 13 years after he was eliminated
He was second celebrity dancer eliminated during the 2009 season of Dancing with the Stars.
Now actor Rob Mills has returned to the dancing floor once again to take out the competition.
The Neighbours star, 39, has come off the back of singing and dancing in countless musicals and says he is now ready to bare it all on stage.
Prepared: Rob Mills (pictured) has teased his upcoming appearance on Dancing with the Stars: All Stars and the preparation he undertook to come back on the series 13 years after he was eliminated
‘Being vulnerable is what pretty much what I’m all about, what I’m trying to project into the world. I think when you’re vulnerable is when you show your true strength, it’s when you really connect with people,’ he told TV Week.
Rob explained that all the pairs wanted the trophy but, at the end of the day, for him, it was ‘just pure, pure fun’.
Rob has been helped and guided along the way by his expert dancing partner Alarna Donovan.
‘Alarna, so good. She’s one of the greatest who’s ever danced’: The Neighbours star has been helped and guided along the way by his expert dancing partner Alarna Donovan
‘Alarna, so good. She’s one of the greatest who’s ever danced,’ he said. ‘She is a teacher as well, so she’s an incredible teacher.’
‘We laughed a lot throughout the series and the training. She knew that I needed food sometimes. I get a bit hangry. And I didn’t drop her once,’ he proudly added.
Mills’ appearance on the dance floor comes after he recently pleaded with the Australian government to save long-running soap opera Neighbours from being axed.
The show is under threat after UK broadcaster Channel 5, which foots most of the production bill, announced on Sunday it wouldn’t be renewing its contract.
‘I think the government could possibly step in’: Rob’s appearance on the dance floor comes after he recently pleaded with the Australian government to save long-running soap opera Neighbours from being axed
Discussing the situation on A Current Affair on Monday, Mills suggested the Aussie taxpayer could fund the series instead.
‘We’re looking at thousands of jobs in the arts that have been created through something like Neighbours. I think the government could possibly step in. Screen Victoria [a government arts funding agency] could also possibly step in,’ he said
‘Neighbours has created thousands of jobs throughout the decades, yet it’s not really seen as important. Let’s hope when the election comes around, we get a Prime Minister who works towards funding the arts,’ the former Australian Idol star added.
Options: Discussing the situation on A Current Affair on Monday, Mills suggested the Aussie taxpayer could fund the series instead. Pictured on A Current Affair