On Saturday evening, the third broadcast of “Shall We Dance” got off to a rather bleak start.
After only a few minutes of broadcasting, the show’s hosts Helen Olafsen (33 years old) and Anders Hoff (47 years old) were able to reveal that participant Fritz Annes (45 years old) suffered a fracture and was therefore forced to withdraw from the competition.
Although one participant walked out, another Shall We Dance participant was sent home the same evening. With the fewest points in the pot, it was Trude Waasstrand (58) who had to say goodbye to the Shall We Dance adventure.
Contestants going out on the same night is new to the “Shall We Dance” concept. In previous seasons, where contestants had to drop out of the competition, the remaining contestants automatically advance to the next round with the points they earned from the broadcast.
– The broadcast was planned with a dance duel, and we wanted to make the competition run its course, TV 2 press director Jan-Peter Dahl tells Nettavisen.
What kind of changes TV 2 will make now, with so few entrants in the competition, is currently uncertain.
What will happen next in the season is too early to say, we have to get back to that, he continues.
However, Agnes and Fassstrand were not bitter about Saturday’s exit:
– It’s a bit sad to retire like that here, but unfortunately it turned out that way this time around, the former wrestler told Nettavisen after the news that he had to retire.
– All is well. I’ll go home and walk in the mountains. “Mira is also better than me, so it’s only right that she’s here,” Fassstrand said from the floor at Gateway Studios after the duel.
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