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Dancing with the Stars - Simon Barnett excerpt (Series Six Final) Television (Excerpts) – 2015 Reality TV Dance Arts/Culture

Dancing with the Stars - Simon Barnett excerpt (Series Six Final)

Television (Excerpts) – 2015 Reality TV Dance Arts/Culture

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In this excerpt from the 2015 final of reality show Dancing with the Stars, broadcaster and former What Now? host Simon Barnett brings drama and excellent cape work to his paso doble with partner Vanessa Cole. The routine won a perfect score from judges Candy Lane, Stefano Olivieri and Hayley Holt, and sealed the series win for the couple. In true showbiz style it was no easy road for Barnett; early negative feedback and a nasty knee injury stalled his progress, but combining 80s anthem 'Eye of the Tiger' with Cole's sharp choreography proved a winning strategy. 

Radio host and father Simon Barnett went from "oh my god to dad bod god" to be crowned the champion of Dancing with the Stars.
– Writer Laura Walters, Stuff website, 20 July 2015