Wednesday, 11 April 2007

Gay farmer David finally outed

FORMER Big Brother housemate David Graham will be remembered on Dancing With The Stars for his firsts.
Last night, he became the first celebrity dancer on the top-rating show to offer his withdrawal.
That followed the dubious distinction of being the only contestant in six series of the show to score only four points for a dance - the lowest possible number from the show's four judges.
It was unfortunate for the openly gay farmer, who says he went on the show to raise awareness about Australian farmers battling drought, after the judges described his quick step with professional dance partner Eliza Campagna as his best performance of the season.
Graham maintained a brave face despite low scores and ridicule as the show's worst ever dancer.
But he was visibly upset when he received a paltry four points for his paso doble in the episode before last week's Easter break, although loyal viewer support saw him through to the next round.
As he stood in the final two - the dancers with the lowest combined judges' score and viewer votes - with singer Kate Ceberano, Graham cracked: “There's no way I can let Kate go, she's a much better dancer than me, so I have to withdraw.”
Holding the card which would seal the fate of one of the dancers, veteran presenter Daryl Somers brushed aside Graham's request, knowing that seconds later he would be the dancer to leave the show.
“In six series we've never had someone so happy to leave,” Somers said after putting Graham out of his misery.
The competition is now taking shape with early favourite Jamie Durie finally winning favour with the judges and finishing for the first time with the most judges' points in an episode.
Left to fight out the final rounds of the series with Ceberano and Durie are radio presenter Fifi Box and bookmaker Sportingbet's short-odds favourite, actor Tim Campbell.

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