The former Bachelor NZ will join politicians, broadcasters and actor Shavaughn Ruakere on Dancing with the Stars.

Ruakere and Franich were revealed on Sunday morning as contestants on the soon to be relaunched show.

Actor Shavaughn Ruakere has been anounced as a contestant on Dancing with the Stars.

They join an unlikely cast, including ousted Māori Party MP Marama Fox, newsreader Samantha Hayes and ACT Leader David Seymour.

ancing with the Stars contestants chose a charity to raise money for, with Franich choosing mental health organisation Live More Awesome.

“Personally, having had my encounters with mental illness I felt obligated to do some good.

“I would love it, if, when people see me out they don’t go ‘oh that’s that guy from The Bachelor‘ and instead say ‘oh that’s the guy who’s done some really good work for mental health’,” he says.

Ruakere has chosen The Breast Cancer Foundation as her charity of choice.

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