Olympian Sally Pearson, 36, reveals her intense Dancing With The Stars rehearsal schedule just months after welcoming her second child
Olympic track athlete Sally Pearson has lifted the lid on her intense rehearsal schedule ahead of competing on Seven Network’s Dancing With The Stars Australia.
The 36-year-old hurdler, who welcomed her second child, a son named Harry, in August, told the Adelaide Advertiser on Sunday that she’s been honing her dancing skills six hours every day, from Monday to Friday.
‘We had so much to learn and if you didn’t do that, then we would look a bit silly on stage,’ she explained.
Sally also said the huge effort has been well worth it, as she’d dreamed of competing on Dancing With The Stars for years.
‘I know when the show first came out I remember saying I really would love to be on that show one day. I was a huge fan of it. So it’s really just like living my childhood dream,’ she said.
Olympic track athlete Sally Pearson, 36, (left, with dance partner Mitch Kirkby) has lifted the lid on her intense rehearsal schedule ahead of competing on Dancing With The Stars Australia
Sally, who retired from competitive athletics in 2019, currently works for 7News on the Gold Coast and shares two children with husband Kieran: daughter Ruby, two, and son Harry, 10 months.
She is paired on the show with ballroom dancer Mitch Kirkby.
Also competing on the upcoming series of Dancing With The Stars Australia is The Bachelor’s Laura Byrne and former MasterChef star Matt Preston.
Sally is best known for winning Gold at the London Games for the 100 metre hurdles. Pictured after winning
Former football legend Gavin Wanganeen, James Magnussen, and respected actors Mary Coustas and Pia Miranda will also appear.
Virginia Gay and Christie Whelan Browne are also competing for the coveted mirrorball trophy.
As will Human Nature’s Phil Burton, Australian Idol’s Paulini and Home and Away’s Emily Weir.
Sally now works for 7News on the Gold Coast
Rounding up the line-up is Better Homes and Gardens’ Charlie Albone, and The Chase Australia’s Supernerd, Issa Schultz.
The forthcoming season will feature an exciting format, with the celebrities divided into two groups.
They will perform on alternate nights throughout the season, and the leaderboard will be determined by a combination of judges’ scores and studio audience votes.
Channel Seven has announced the star-studded cast for new season of Dancing with the Stars, including Pia Miranda, Matt Preston and Charlie Albone. Pictured: Cast
This season promises thrilling performances and unprecedented competition.
Kym Johnson, who previously appeared as a judge between 2013 and 2015, is tipped to return to the series and has been spotted in and out of meetings with Seven.
The new season of Dancing With The Stars begins on June 18 on Seven.
The new series will feature a brand new panel of judges. Pictured judges L-R: Todd McKenney, Kym Johnson, Helen Richey and Adam Garcia