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Meet the amazing cast of The Real Dirty Dancing

Already some fast friendships have been formed!

By Rebecca Sullivan
Who doesn't love Dirty Dancing?
The 1987 dance film about a young woman who falls in love with her dance instructor, starring Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Grey, is a timeless classic that never gets old.
And now the iconic movie is about to be recreated especially for the stage in a one-off live musical production starring some of your favourite Aussie celebs!
The Real Dirty Dancing, which will soon air on Channel Seven, gives eight Aussie celebs the opportunity to travel to the US - to the exact location where "Kellerman's Resort" was filmed in Virginia - and undergo an immersive Dirty Dancing experience.
Trained by dancers and choreographers Todd McKenney and Kym Johnson, both of whom have also appeared on Dancing With The Stars, these celebs will basically go to Dirty Dancing boot camp, learning the iconic routines made famous by Baby and Johnny, as well as revisiting key locations and moments from that summer in 1963.
Each celeb's ultimate goal is to be chosen from the group of eight to star as Baby and Johnny in a one-off theatre performance back in Australia - which is actually happening this Thursday at Sydney's Enmore Theatre - where they will recreate the iconic final dance to (I've Had) The Time Of My Life, including that breathtaking lift.
Watch the famous lift scene in Dirty Dancing below. Story continues after video.
While tickets for the live show on Thursday have sold out, we should hopefully only have to wait a few more weeks for this fascinating and one-of-a-kind show to hit our TV screens.
But in the meantime, let's meet the eight fabulous Australians set to shimmy and shake their stuff on the dance floor on The Real Dirty Dancing, who it seems have already become fast friends!
Keep scrolling to see if your fave celeb is on board!

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