Dancing with the Stars Australia

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I was a bit bored, so I cut my hair......into a bit of a bob, the fringe is too short, but in a week it will be perfect, will slick it back for a bit

Hair is fun to hack at
 

Kaz

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IMO: He only won because of his backstory.

I knew as soon as it was announced he was going to be on, that he would win.
 

Meglos

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Courtney deserved to win a dancing show.
People get sucked in by backstory. Yes, Samuel is a very nice (overly) sensitive man who is doing a lovely thing in honour of his sister, but if you want to support that, donate to his charity as he suggested. The judges upscaled his scores to get the feelgood result the producers wanted.
 

Lucas

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I knew it was going to happen but I am still very disappointed. 😕😤
Courtney deserved to win a dancing show.
People get sucked in by backstory. Yes, Samuel is a very nice (overly) sensitive man who is doing a lovely thing in honour of his sister, but if you want to support that, donate to his charity as he suggested. The judges upscaled his scores to get the feelgood result the producers wanted.
100% agree with this. I felt the producers did everything in their power to get the result they wanted. Nothing against Samuel but when a show pushes someone so hard to win it leaves a sour feeling on the show for me. Not that they would care about one viewer losing any respect for the show and potentially couldn't be bothered watching next season.

At least the winners charity will help a lot of people going through cancer. A lot of good will hopefully be done.
 

Affable

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Oh please.. Come on now.

The final 2 both had their backstories shown throughout the season heavily in comparison to the other contestants. Totally unfair.

It is kind of hypocritical to say that Sam had a backstory throughout the show and Courtney didn't.
 

Meglos

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Oh please.. Come on now.

The final 2 both had their backstories shown throughout the season heavily in comparison to the other contestants. Totally unfair.

It is kind of hypocritical to say that Sam had a backstory throughout the show and Courtney didn't.
Everyone has backstories, but I feel Sam's was more of a "sob story" (and I'm not saying that in a bad way, it's just that his was by far the most emotional story, which is what people latch onto). Courtney's story about struggling to be accepted and Constance's about raising 7 kids were never going to hit as many people in the feels as Samuel's was (though of course both gained them fans, and I now love Constance, which I didn't when she was on Big Brother).
 

Kaz

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@Meglos I wanted to say sob story about Sam, but was scared.

Sam's story was a sob story & that's what people want.

Yes his life has be horrific (deaths of loved ones, but not many people know in 2007 he king hit someone.)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Samuel_Johnson_(actor)#Personal_life

In September 2007, he was involved in a bar brawl at Star City Casino in Sydeny.. While attending a wedding with his girlfriend Hallam, he was involved in an altercation with another guest, Ben Benson. Johnson had repeatedly punched Benson before stomping on his head as he lay prone on the floor. The court was told that at the time of the offence Johnson was receiving treatment for depression following the suicide of his long-term partner Lainie Woodlands. Upon leaving the court, Johnson was completely remorseful for his actions, stating, "I am very sorry it all happened, I was a bit of a nincompoop and I'm glad that it's all over. I'm looking forward to moving on". He was given a 12-month good behaviour bond, with Johnson to continue with his counselling, and no conviction was reported.

Or google Samuel Johnson Ben Benson & read other sites about it.

IMO: There is no excuse for stomping on someone's head when they are on the ground.
 

Lucas

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Oh please.. Come on now.

The final 2 both had their backstories shown throughout the season heavily in comparison to the other contestants. Totally unfair.

It is kind of hypocritical to say that Sam had a backstory throughout the show and Courtney didn't.
Oh I didn't mean to say Courtney didn't have a backstory and we didn't get to hear about that. I just felt more people were rooting for Samuel for his. And he won rather on that than his Dancing ability.
 

Meglos

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Wow, didn't know about that incident.
Bits of his backstory hinted at a troubled past (like Claudia Karvan helping him with depression) but it didn't cross my mind that violence was involved. It's not really something you can cover by saying you were a "nincompoop".
 

Kaz

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Wow, didn't know about that incident.
Bits of his backstory hinted at a troubled past (like Claudia Karvan helping him with depression) but it didn't cross my mind that violence was involved. It's not really something you can cover by saying you were a "nincompoop".
Most people who does the wrong thing, blames depression etc.
 
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