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Two strangers met eight weeks ago with no dancing experience – now they’ve won the top prize at Christchurch’s local Dancing with the Stars.

Jazz Magellan and Viny Berhault​ took out first place at the Home and Family-run competition at Christ’s College on Saturday night.

Berhault​ said the dance was “very scary” but was “pumping” after the win.

The two raised about $6000 for Home and Family, which a not-for-profit Christchurch organisation that helps vulnerable children and families.

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Twenty amateur dancers competed in the event including our very own Holmwood sales consultant Kim Ric-Hansen. Dancers spent seven weeks training with Dancing with the Stars professionals Vanessa and Scott Cole.

The Coles judged along with former New Zealand cricketer Chris Harris, who was a finalist on the televised TVNZ version earlier this year. The event was MCed by one of Holmwood’s top performing agents, Chris Lewis.

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Home and Family fundraising manager Eve Wingerath said each dancer was “outstanding”. All in the event raised $50,000 for Home and Family.

Congratulations to all!

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