Dancing with the Stars NZ's Rog takes a massive tumble on the dance floor

Roger Farrelly took a tumble this evening on Dancing with the Stars NZ whilst performing the quick-step.

Dancing to Ram Jam's 'Black Betty', they kicked things off with great stride. But then, just as the song was coming to an end, the pair suffered a calamitous fall.

The couple recovered well, jumping straight back up to finish off the song.

Farrelly says that he was sick during the week and whilst he was "ready for the quick stuff", this particular dance was possibly even too quick for him.

An out of breath Farrelly laughed it off, saying "that's not going to be on YouTube at all, is it?"

The judges gave them 7, 6 and 6 for their dance, bringing them to a total of 19.

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DWTS NZ airs Sundays 7pm and Mondays 7.30pm on Three, and all episodes can be viewed again on ThreeNow.

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