Olympian Sally Pearson, 36, reveals her intense rehearsal schedule for Dancing With The Stars just months after welcoming her second child
Olympic track athlete Sally Pearson has lifted her intense rehearsal schedule before taking part in 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 Sundays that she hones her dancing skills for six hours a day, Monday through Friday.
“We had so much to learn and if you didn’t we’d look a little silly on stage,” she explained.
Sally also said the huge effort was well worth it as she had dreamed of taking part in Dancing With The Stars for years.
“I know when the show first came out I remember I would love to be on that show one day. I was a big fan of it. So it’s kind of 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 her participation in 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 with ballroom dancer Mitch Kirkby on the show.
The upcoming series Dancing With The Stars Australia also stars The Bachelor’s Laura Byrne and former MasterChef star Matt Preston.
Sally is best known for winning gold at the London Games for the 100m 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.
Just like Phil Burton from Human Nature, Paulini from Australian Idol and Emily Weir from Home and Away.
Sally now works for 7News on the Gold Coast
Rounding out the lineup are Charlie Albone of Better Homes and Gardens and Issa Schultz, Supernerd of The Chase Australia.
The upcoming season will have an exciting format, dividing the celebrities into two groups.
They will perform every other night throughout the season and the standings are determined by a combination of the judges’ scores and the votes of the studio audience.
Channel Seven has announced the star-studded cast for the new season of Dancing with the Stars, including Pia Miranda, Matt Preston and Charlie Albone. In the photo: cast
This season promises exciting 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 encounters with Seven.
The new season of Dancing With The Stars kicks off June 18 on Seven.
The new series will feature a brand new jury. Pictured Judges LR: Todd McKenney, Kym Johnson, Helen Richey and Adam Garcia