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Eli Matthewson And Dancing Partner Johnny Williams Seen As Gay Icons:  Their Dance With The Stars NZ Appearance Explored

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Eli Matthewson And Dancing Partner Johnny Williams Seen As Gay Icons:  Their Dance With The Stars NZ Appearance Explored

In Europe, as well as in Australia in 2019, when former RuPaul’s Drag Race competitor Courtney Act and her partner Joshua Keefe conquered the season, same-sex couples have been seen on the franchise.

Matthewson and Williams join YouTuber Jojo Siwa, who was a part of the first same-sex pairing on Dancing With The Stars US, and Olympic boxer Nicola Adams and television presenter John Whaite, who were respectively a part of the first female and first male same-sex pairings on Strictly Come Dancing, the United Kingdom’s version of Dancing With The Stars.

Despite the fact that Covid regulations prevented the series from broadcasting in 2020 and 2021, Dancing With The Stars NZ is back, and this year will feature a first-ever same-sex coupling thanks to comedian Eli Matthewson’s appearance. In their new performance, the two-time Billy T Award nominee, two-time winner of the Auckland Fringe’s Best Comedy Award, and winner of New Zealand’s most prestigious comedy award, The Fred, will team up with ballroom veteran Jonny Williams.

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