Curtain closes on #DWTSSA

As the curtain closes on a successful spectacle, we look back at 12 weeks of show-stopping work done backstage by the Don’t Look Down team.

The winners of the debut season of Dancing With The Stars South Africa were announced after a glamourous two-hour live finale. Connell Cruise and his partner Marcella Solimeo were crowned the first winners of South Africa’s version of the world renowned show after viewers voted for their favourites live during the show.

This is the first time M-Net has featured live voting during the full season of a reality show and Don’t Look Down’s development team ensured a seamless and trouble-free voting system that could handle the huge amount of traffic generated. This included integration of the show’s headline sponsor, Lottostar, giving fans the opportunity to be first in line to receive the latest news from the betting site.

Don’t Look Down also ensured active social media engagement with fans of the show across all platforms from the very first episode right through to the finale. The team published exclusive #BehindtheSequins content from the show, highlights and memorable #CouchConfessions to M-Net’s website and social media platforms, bringing fans of the show closer to the dance floor.