DWTS NZ's Sam Hayes earns top scores from judges so far with saucy rumba

Dancing with the Stars NZ 22/05/2018

Newshub Live at 6pm presenter Sam Hayes has wowed the nation with a seductive rumba on Dancing With The Stars NZ.

To the tune of Beyoncé's 'Halo', the sultry performance saw Hayes sway and dip across the dancefloor with partner Aaron Gilmore - even donning a little golden halo of her own.

As for the magnetic connection between the two dancers? Hayes is remaining coy, explaining she got acting training this week to help create the romance that was so obvious throughout the dance.

After the last two weeks of criticism, Hayes appears to have finally won over the judges once more, securing an incredible 9, 8 and 9 with the passionate rumba - the highest score so far this season.

"Darling that was just stunning - you had a Cuban hip action that was to die for. It was the best I've seen in this competition," judge Julz said.

"You were sexy, sultry and so seductive," Rachel added.

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