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Shem Tov (L) and Milman. Will be taking turns according to routine
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Same-sex duo on 'Dancing with the Stars'
TV host Gili Shem Tov, who has female partner in real life, to compete on Israeli version of reality show with professional dancer Dorit Milman
The Israeli version of "Dancing with the Stars" will lay claim to a first in the series, in the form of a same-sex dancing partnership.

 

The reality dancing series, first aired on British television as "Strictly Come Dancing", is now a big hit in the United States, as well as 35 other countries around the world.

 

TV host Gili Shem Tov, who has a female partner in real life, will be competing on the show with professional dancer Dorit Milman when the show's new season starts November 1.

 

Regarding who will fill the role of the traditionally male lead, the two have decided that they will be taking turns according to the routine. Shem Tov says it was her decision to partner up with the female dancer, Milman, who is straight.

 

"I have realized that dance is about coordination and energy between two people, whether female or male," Shem Tov said in a statement earlier this week.

 

"Because I share my life with a woman and have a family with her, to me this is the most natural thing to do."

 

The show will also feature an appearance by Canada's Pamela Anderson, who partook in Dancing with the Stars in the US The native of western Canada will do some judging, in addition to performing her own routine.

 

Twelve celebrities, including Israel's boxing champion Merhav Mohar and singer Sharon Haziz, will also compete on the country’s sixth installment of the series, which is set to end in January of 2011.

 

Reprinted with permission from Shalom Life

 

 

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