Dancing with the Stars NZ see first celebrity couple eliminated

Dancing with the Stars NZ 07/05/2018

'Real Housewives of Auckland' star Gilda Kirkpatrick was disappointed to be the first sent home from tonight's TV series in the elimination show.

It was between the reality TV star and actress Shavaughn Ruakere that saw Dai Henwood announce that Gilda's combined scores from the past two weeks and the public vote weren't enough to keep her in the competition.

The businesswoman and mum-of-two performed a samba that unfortunately only achieved 17 from the judges. And despite being called a 'dark horse' in the competition last week, she admitted in her elimination that she was "not a dancer", but apologised to her charity Starship for not staying in for longer.

Voting has reopened for the remaining 11 stars who will dance again live on TV next Sunday night on Three.

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