Roger Farrelly almost falls on his face during DWTS NZ team dance

Dancing with the Stars NZ 18/06/2018

Roger Farrelly made headlines for his dramatic tumble on Dancing with the Stars NZ a few weeks ago, and Monday's episode saw him take another unfortunate fall.

He performed a Michael Jackson-inspired group dance with Shavaughn Ruakere and Jess Quinn, the three performing to the pop icon's 1987 hit 'Smooth Criminal'.

Roger Farrelly takes a massive tumble on Dancing with The Stars NZ

Part of the routine saw Farrelly attempt to imitate Jackson's famous gravity-defying lean, but the daring move proved too challenging for the radio host.

He overbalanced and wobbled forward, but was saved from total disaster by dancers Enrique Johns and Jonny Williams, who held onto his legs to prevent him face-planting.

Despite that precarious moment, the group received favourable comments from the judges and a very respectable score of 24.

Unfortunately the score wasn't enough to save Roger & Carol-Ann from elimination. The judges unanimously decided to send home the radio announcer after they danced in the bottom two alongside Jess & Jonny.

Five couples are now left to compete in the lead up to the grand finale in a couple of weeks.

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