Schapelle Corby’s incorporation in the 2021 cast of Dancing With Destiny: All-Stars came as a shock to numerous. With questions, she would certainly also make it via the extremely initial episode.

Also, the judges believed so, and it was made apparent tonight.

However, rather, returning panel Helen Richey, Todd McKenney, Paul Mercurio and also Mark Wilson found themselves consuming their words as they provided beautiful comments to the founded guilty medication smuggler.

Taking to the dancefloor as the last performance of the evening, the previous SAS: Australia participant radiated in a shimmering red dress during her Viennese waltz, looking demure as she crossed the flooring.

” I’ve been so nervous, I have been sobbing, I have been out the back, they have had to do my makeup once again,” she informed host Sonia Kruger later on.

While Corby, who only lasted two SAS episodes: Australia last year, was still the third-lowest scoring of the seven executed tonight, the courts spurted over her waltz.

Todd McKenney also discovered himself apologising for questioning her.

” I have to apologise to you since, for whatever factor, I do not understand why as well as it’s unfair of me. However, I assumed you were going to be crap,” he admitted, encouraging her to “move with more liberty” moving forward.

Somewhere Else, Mark Wilson called her performance “simply one of the most inspiring efficiencies that I never, ever before, ever before expected to see.”

“I don’t know what I anticipated yet you have altitude; you have elegance, you’re so emotional and also at the moment,” he claimed.

Another judge, Helen Richey, weighed in with comparable surprise: “You moved around the flooring extremely beautifully, you looked stylish as well as I was impressed keeping that.” At the same time, Paul Mercurio called her dancing “sultry and also stunning”.

Yet with ratings of 5s and also sixes across the board– an instead surprising result offered the responses– she found it difficult to catch up to very early frontrunners Kyly Clarke and Bec Hewitt, that won the very first period of DWTS back in 2004.

Inevitably it was Fifi Box and her dancing partner Jeremy that was sent packing after the first episode.

Corby joins the all-star cast as one of the “wildcards”, in addition to previous Bachelor Matty Johnson, TELEVISION host Renee Bargh and model Jessica Gomes.