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Dancing with the Stars two-man dance NOT a first for Australian TV

We’ve seen this before! Dancing with the Stars promotes Shane Jenek and Joshua Keefe’s foxtrot as the ‘first time’ two men have danced together on TV – but it was actually done 14 years ago

Dancing with the Stars judge Sharna Burgess described Shane Jenek and Joshua Keefe’s foxtrot performance on Monday night as a ‘first for television’.

But when Shane left behind his drag alter ego Courtney Act in the semi-final, it was not the first time two male dancers had performed together on Australian TV.

As reported by TV Tonight, that honour actually goes to Strictly Dancing contestants Adam Francis and Alexander Bryan back in 2005.

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Hmm! Dancing with the Stars judge Sharna Burgess described Shane Jenek and Joshua Keefe's foxtrot performance on Monday night as a 'first for television'

Hmm! Dancing with the Stars judge Sharna Burgess described Shane Jenek and Joshua Keefe’s foxtrot performance on Monday night as a ‘first for television’ 

The same-sex duo performed together during the short-lived ABC show and were praised by the majority of fans, despite some negative feedback.

Adam and Alexander ended up finishing second in the competition thanks to a surge of public support.

While their appearance has largely been forgotten, the two men danced together on national television 14 years before Shane and Joshua took to the stage this week.

Déjà vu! But when Shane left behind his drag alter ego Courtney Act in the semi-final, it was not the first time two male dancers had performed together on Australian TV. That honour actually goes to Strictly Dancing contestants Adam Francis and Alexander Bryan back in 2005

Déjà vu! But when Shane left behind his drag alter ego Courtney Act in the semi-final, it was not the first time two male dancers had performed together on Australian TV. That honour actually goes to Strictly Dancing contestants Adam Francis and Alexander Bryan back in 2005 

However, Shane and Josh were the first men to dance together in the history of Dancing with the Stars.

Despite being a similar format, Strictly Dancing was not affiliated with the DWTS franchise and did not feature celebrities as contestants.

Monday’s performance’s marked the first time Shane had performed as ‘himself’ during the series, rather than as drag queen Courtney Act.

‘It was stunning to see you two out there doing that and this is a first for television here – to have two men dancing together,’ Sharna said after the pair’s performance.  

Different sides: Until Monday night's episode of DWTS, Shane had performed as his drag alter ego Courtney Act

Different sides: Until Monday night’s episode of DWTS, Shane had performed as his drag alter ego Courtney Act

Jett Kenny and his partner Lily Cornish were eliminated from the show on Monday night after a sudden-death dance-off.

Samuel Johnson and his partner Jorja Freeman were saved and will go on to compete in the finals alongside Courtney/Shane and Josh. 

Angle News Australia has contacted Channel 10 for comment. 

Not quite! 'It was stunning to see you two out there doing that and this is a first for television here - to have two men dancing together,' Sharna Burgess said after Monday's performance

Not quite! ‘It was stunning to see you two out there doing that and this is a first for television here – to have two men dancing together,’ Sharna Burgess said after Monday’s performance

 

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