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Dancing with the Stars (Australian season 5)

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Country of origin  Australia
Original network  Seven Network
Professional winner  Natalie Lowe
No. of episodes  10
Celebrity winner  Anthony Koutoufides
Original release  26 September – 28 November 2006

The fifth season of the Australian Dancing with the Stars TV series premiered on Tuesday 26 September 2006 and concluded on Tuesday 28 November 2006. A controversy occurred in the semi-final when judge Todd McKenney said that he believed Arianne Caoili had received professional dance lessons prior to the competition. Caoili denied this. Channel 7's Today Tonight supported McKenney's claims, producing video footage of Caoili attending salsa classes, but Caoili said she just started taking salsa lessons when the producers called to offer her a place on the show.


Anthony Koutoufides and his partner Natalie Lowe won the series, with Arianne Caoili and her partner Carmelo Pizzino as runner-up.


The following celebrities were featured.

Scoring chart

Red numbers indicate the couples with the lowest score for each week. Green numbers indicate the couples with the highest score for each week.      indicates the couple (or couples) eliminated that week.      indicates the returning couple that finished in the bottom two.      indicates the couple withdrew from the competition.      indicates the winning couple.      indicates the runner-up couple.      indicates the third-place couple.

Dance Schedule

The celebrities and professional partners will dance one of these routines for each corresponding week.

  • Week 1 : Cha-cha-cha or Waltz
  • Week 2 : Quickstep or Rumba
  • Week 3 : Jive or Tango
  • Week 4 : Foxtrot or Paso doble
  • Week 5 : Samba
  • Week 6 : One unlearned Ballroom or Latin dance from weeks 1-5
  • Week 7 : One unlearned Ballroom or Latin dance from weeks 1-6
  • Week 8 : Two unlearned Ballroom or Latin dances from weeks 1-7
  • Week 9 : Learned Ballroom or Latin dance from weeks 1-8 & Argentine Tango
  • Week 10 : Two Favourite Dances of the Season & Freestyle
  • Dance Chart

         Highest Scoring Dance      Lowest Scoring Dance

    Average Chart

    The average chart is based on the dances performed by the celebrities and not their place in the competition.


    Dancing with the Stars (Australian season 5) Wikipedia