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Schapelle Corby shares footage from her practice session ahead of Dancing With The Stars

Convicted drug smuggler Schapelle Corby shares footage from her Dancing With The Stars practice session ahead of her upcoming appearance on the competition

Schapelle Corby is set to star on the 2021 season of Dancing With The Stars.

The 43-year-old shared footage from another day of dance practice with her professional dance partner Shae Mountain on Tuesday.

Posting to her Instagram Stories, Schapelle told followers: ‘Hi, Schapelle here… I will be joining Dancing With The Stars 2021 as a wildcard guest again.’

Team support: The convicted drug smuggler then introduced her dance partner before urging fans to follow him on social media, 'for some behind the scenes' footage. Pictured with dance partner Shae Mountain

Behind the scenes: Schapelle Corby, 43, (left) has shared footage from another day of dance practice with her professional dance partner Shae Mountain (right) on Tuesday

The convicted drug smuggler then introduced her dance partner before urging fans to follow him on social media, ‘for some behind the scenes’ footage.

‘We can’t show you dances or music, but you can see what we get up to during a little break time,’ Schapelle added. 

Schapelle’s addition has also reportedly disappointed the show’s inaugural winner Bec Hewitt, who is returning this year as an all-stars contestant. 

Controversial: Schapelle's addition has also reportedly disappointed the show's inaugural winner Bec Hewitt, who is returning this year as an all-stars contestant

Controversial: Schapelle’s addition has also reportedly disappointed the show’s inaugural winner Bec Hewitt, who is returning this year as an all-stars contestant

A source told New Idea: ‘Bec loves the fact that the show is family friendly and thinks casting someone as controversial as Schapelle goes against everything it stands for.’

Dancing With The Stars will be Schapelle’s second reality TV show, as last year she made a brief appearance on Seven’s SAS Australia.

She voluntarily withdrew from the military-style program in episode two when the selection course proved too demanding for her.

Not happy: A source told New Idea : 'Bec loves the fact that the show is family friendly and thinks casting someone as controversial as Schapelle goes against everything it stands for.' Pictured is Bec and her dance partner Michael Miziner in season one of DWTS

Not happy: A source told New Idea : ‘Bec loves the fact that the show is family friendly and thinks casting someone as controversial as Schapelle goes against everything it stands for.’ Pictured is Bec and her dance partner Michael Miziner in season one of DWTS

TV debut: Schapelle made a brief appearance on the first season of SAS Australia last year

TV debut: Schapelle made a brief appearance on the first season of SAS Australia last year

In October 2004, Schapelle became a household name when she was arrested at Bali airport with 4.2kg of cannabis wrapped in plastic inside her boogie board bag.

The world watched in May 2005 as she broke down in the Denpasar courtroom after being sentenced to 20 years’ imprisonment.   

Following a series of sentence reductions, Schapelle was released on parole in February 2014, having served nine years behind bars.

She lived in Bali with family until she was deported back to Australia in May 2017.

Conviction: In May 2005, she was sentenced to 20 years' imprisonment for trying to smuggle drugs from Australia to Bali. She was released on parole after nine years behind bars

Conviction: In May 2005, she was sentenced to 20 years’ imprisonment for trying to smuggle drugs from Australia to Bali. She was released on parole after nine years behind bars

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