Delron Buckley and Angelique Allison. Picture: Twitter

Bafana Bafana winger Delron Buckley departed Dancing With The Stars SA this evening after his second consecutive Dance-Off in the bottom two pairs.

It was the highly anticipated Movie Week theme this week as all of the celebrity dancers and their partners moved to the music of some of the world’s most popular silver screen hits. 

From Fame to Beauty and the Beast, the contestants pulled out all of the stops to make it a night to remember. Hoping that the force would be with him tonight, Delron performed the notorious Paso Doble to the iconic Star Wars theme music, but in the end his efforts didn’t translate. “I think there was too much in your head,” Tebogo Kgobokoe said of his performance.

Delron had started the competition very low on the leader board, with award-winning judge Jason Gilkison wanting to Red Card him for his messy footwork in Week 1, but the judges were impressed with his dedication and dramatic improvements week-on-week. 

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Judge Jason raved that Delron’s energetic Charleston in Week 5 was his “breakthrough dance”. By last week’s Jive routine, judge Debbie Turner thought that Delron was “turning into a tiger”, but unfortunately this week’s Paso Doble proved a dance step too far.

Delron said the Dancing With The Stars SA experience had opened his eyes to the world of dance, “and I take my hat off to you guys,” he graciously told the judges. And he paid tribute to his wife Raphaela, who flew in from Durban every weekend to support him in this adventure.

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