Courtney Act has topped the leaderboard in her first episode of Dancing With The Stars Australia.
The host of The Bi Life wowed the audience with a jive routine to Feel It Still by Portugal The Man.
She and professional partner Joshua Keefe scored 23 out of 30 points.
Courtney Act wows with first Dancing With The Stars Australia same-sex pairing
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Courtney and Joshua were the final pairing to compete on tonight’s episode.
Judges Craig Revel Horwood, Tristan MacManus and Sharna Burgess said they ‘loved’ the dance.
Courtney is the franchise’s first drag act, but not the first same-sex pairing. Courtney is the first in Australia.
The show’s Italian equivalent, Ballando con le Stelle, saw an all-male team make it to the grand final.
Giovanni Ciacci, a well-known fashion designer, was paired by with professional dancer Raimondo Todaro.
Courtney has previously said she will be performing as Courtney and rehearsing as Shane.
However, she has hopes that she might perform at least one dance as a man.
She said: ‘I would want to be Courtney and dance with a male partner.
‘And then halfway through the series I’d come out as Shane and there would finally be same-sex dancing on the show.
‘I’ve seen same-sex ballroom dancing and it’s just as fabulous.’
Fans loved the dance
Courtney is officially now one of the most competitive reality contestants in TV history.
She was a finalist on RuPaul’s Drag Race season 6. She’s also competed on Eurovision: Australia Decides, Australian Idol and Single AF. Courtney also won the final ever season of Celebrity Big Brother in the UK.
Many fans loved Courtney’s first dance on Dancing With The Stars Australia.
‘@courtneyact is the #DWTSAU hero/heroine we need,’ one said on Twitter.
Another said: ‘You literally did AMAZING like how on earth was that a week one dance!!! YOU’RE A STAR!!’
And another said: ‘That was brilliant! I am so proud of you for doing this show, and so proud of Australia for this.
‘You’re gonna go far with that kinda talent.’
Courtney responded, tweeting: ‘Omg That was so much fun let’s do it again!!!’
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