South African pop star Connell Cruise is the seventh celebrity to join M-Net’s new reality show Dancing With the Stars.
Connell Cruise’s rise in the music industry can only be described as meteoric. His debut hit “Not Just Friends” took South African radio stations by storm and garnered him three SAMA nominations. He has since topped the South African charts with 10 hit radio singles.
Connell Cruise says he was very excited when he got the call to join the show.
“I love a challenge and when I’m in something I’m in all the way. Aside from that, I think this is going to be an awesome experience. What an amazing way to learn a new skill, meet new people, and step out of my comfort zone,” says Connell.
Since his debut hit Not Just Friends Connell has taken the South African charts by storm. His EP Into the Wild thrust him into the international music scene.
When it comes to ballroom and Latin, Connell Cruise says he has a faint memory of learning to do the Foxtrot in grade 5.
“I think I dance pretty well, my friends might tell you otherwise,” says Connell.
Dancing with the Stars SA will see 12 untrained local celebrities put their best foot forward with the help of highly skilled professional Latin and Ballroom dancers to clinch the highly contested title.
Zita Zimande is a sports news journalist from the University of Johannesburg. Besides being a sports fanatic, she loves to cook during her spare time.