Thousands sign petition to get Suzy Cato back on Dancing with the Stars NZ

Beloved children's TV star Suzy Cato was controversially eliminated from Dancing With The Stars NZ on Monday night, but hundreds are refusing to believe she's gone for good.

petition has now been launched online claiming Ms Cato was "unfairly voted off" the programme, and urging Mediaworks to bring her back.

In addition to the call for her elimination to be reversed, the petition also suggests another contestant should exit the show in her place: ACT Party leader David Seymour.

The suggestion has drawn huge support already, attracting more than 1600 signatures.

"Suzy deserves this way more than David," one person wrote on the petition page. "I personally think David was only safe because he has a lot of fans."

Another user wrote: "Let's be honest, it's a joke that David Seymour is still on the show."

Mr Seymour's dances have received overwhelmingly negative feedback from the show's judges, with the politician finishing bottom of the leaderboard each of the six weeks he's been on the show.

Ms Cato, on the other hand, has been widely praised. Upon discovering she was in the bottom two, the judges were visibly surprised and upset - with judge Camilla adding that she'd thought Ms Cato would be in the final.

The Suzy's World star has received plenty of support since her elimination. Auckland councillor Richard Hills tweeted his support for her, saying she "did an amazing job". 

"Thanks for being everyone's friends and one of my special local residents," he said. 

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