The new Dancing With The Stars host gets shamed.

Dancing With The Stars is back.

Back for Season 15.

Back with 11 twinkle-toed celebrities.

Back with a new host.

Comedian Shane Bourne has taken over the reigns after Daniel MacPherson left. Last night, he was joined by Edwina Bartholomew and together, they kicked off a night of whirling and twirling.

Shane Bourne, the new host of DWTS, with arms wide open. But will the audience welcome him? Image via @dancingau Instagram.

But TV audiences and Twitter users were an unforgiving lot.

The jovial Bourne was attacked for his one to many ‘dad jokes’. Others felt he looked a tad “bored and disinterested".  Looks like he'll need to put his best foot forward from now on.

Oh Shane, we feel your pain. Images via Twitter.

Let’s hope the stellar line-up of 11 celebrities add their sizzle to the show. There’s former Bachelor hunk Tim Robards, Aussie singer John Paul Young and the fit-and-fabulous-at-50 co-host of The Morning Show, Larry Emdur, who we met on last night's first episode.

These guys were kept on their twinkle toes thanks to stiff competition from younger sports stars like NRL star Mat Rogers, AFL player Jude Bolton and Olympic diver Matthew Mitcham. In fact, Mitcham’s groovy gyrations as he danced the cha cha saw the audience give him a standing ovation.

The  DWTS celebs boogy. Image via @dancingau Instagram.

As for the ladies, we watched AFL wife Lynette Bolton, Paralympian Kelly Cartwright, former MKR star Ash Pollard (the girl with the curl) and bubbly radio host Emma Freedman shimmy-shake across that dance floor.

The glitz, the glitter, the glam - we loved it.

Samantha Harris with her infinity symbol tattoo. Image [email protected]_harris Instagram.

But the standout was model Samantha Harris, who self-deprecatingly describes her dancing as a “baby giraffe walking”. We totally disagree. And so did the judges. Her graceful performance got judge Bruno Tonioli gushing over her “natural elegance”.


Harris took the opportunity to flash her tattoo – just a temporary one. She’s got an infinity symbol to promote her chosen charity, One Disease, which aims to rid remote indigenous communities of scabies. Great cause.

Let's hope Bourne overcomes this initial hosting hiccup and gets everybody dancing to his tune.

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Did you watch DWTS last night? What did you think of Shane Bourne as host? And which celeb are you putting your money on to win?