Newspaper article The Morning Bulletin (Rockhampton, Australia)

JPY Bows out but Cherishes Dancing with the Stars' Experience

Newspaper article The Morning Bulletin (Rockhampton, Australia)

JPY Bows out but Cherishes Dancing with the Stars' Experience

Article excerpt

THE love wasn't in the air for John Paul Young on Sunday night with the crooner the first contestant eliminated from Dancing With The Stars.

Dancing a samba to his own hit song JPY, as he's affectionately known, looked somewhat overwhelmed with the routine at times but was philosophical about his early exit from the show.

"It's good and bad - I'm kind of relieved, kind of sad - sad for (dance partner) Giselle as she deserved to be there a bit longer," he told APN.

"It really is quite a workout; Michael Caton and Kerri-Anne Kennerley had warned me to get fit but getting fit really isn't good enough - there's not much fitness training you can do to get you used to just being on your toes for that long."

Despite being out of the running to bring home the prize money for chosen charity Variety The Children's Charity, he hoped to auction off the logo waistcoat he wore during the performance to raise funds for the organisation.

Happy to hang up the dancing shoes for a while he had nothing but praise for his co-stars. …

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