Courtney Act makes history on ‘Dancing With The Stars’

Drag performer and reality TV favourite Courtney Act has made Australian TV history this week, taking part in the first same-sex routine on Dancing with the Stars.

Act – also known as Shane Jenek – took to the stage out of drag on this week’s episode with their partner in the competition Joshua Keefe with a performance set to a stripped-down version of Britney Spears’ Toxic.


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Two boys dancing together on Dancing With The Stars. First time in the Anglosphere! So honoured to have the opportunity and amazing to do it with @joshuakeefedancer! Hope you all enjoyed and pretty please vote for us!!! #DWTSau UPDATE: WE’RE IN THE FINAL!!!! THANK YOU FOR VOTING FOR US THIS WEEK! IT FEELS AMAZING TO BE IN THE FINAL 3! (Only one more week of me pestering y’all to vote!!!)

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The international drag star has made a name for herself on the reality TV circuit, stealing hearts on the debut season of Australian Idol, making the finals on the sixth season of RuPaul’s Drag Race and taking out the competition on the UK’s Celebrity Big Brother last year. Act is currently one of the front-runners on this year’s Dancing with the Stars – landing in the final three.

Should Act win the competition, $50,000 will be donated in her name to indigenous suicide prevention charity Black Rainbow to help the organisation provide vital services to LGBTIQ+ Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people around the country.

Act will face off against author & blogger Constance Hall and actor Samuel Johnson in next week’s grand finale on Monday 27th April on Channel 10.

OIP Staff