NOELINE BROWN ELIMINATED FROM DANCING WITH THE STARS

DANCING WITH THE STARS - 7.30pm Tuesdays on Seven

With grace and style Australian entertainment icon NOELINE BROWN took her final bow on Seven's DANCING WITH THE STARS last night when she was eliminated from the competition.

NOELINE , who at age 68 is oldest celebrity on the program, performed her final dances, the Viennese Waltz and Paso Doble, with her professional dance partner CARMELO PIZZINO to cheers and loud applause from the studio audience.

In tonight's show, out of a possible 80 points, NOELINE and CARMELO scored 42 points overall. The public vote, when combined with the judges ranking from last week, resulted in dance duo polling lowest of the remaining couples and therefore being eliminated.

Tying for top score in tonight's competition were Human Nature's TOBY ALLEN and World Boxing Champ KOSYTA TSZYU both with 62 points out of a possible 80, while Sunrise weather presenter GRANT DENYER was one point behind with 61 out of 80 points.

NOELINE said it was an honour to participate in Seven's top rating variety show. "I want to thank the producers for asking me to be part of the program, my husband for putting up the separation during the series, my dog who misses me and I want to especially thank Carmelo Pizzino. I wouldn't have gotten past episode three without him, he's fantastic. I'll never be a dancer, but now I'm an actor who can dance because of him."

CARMELO was equally full of admiration for his dance partner. "I can't explain the feeling performing with Noeline knowing the hard work she puts into a routine. I haven't performed for many years, and to come back with Noeline Brown what more of a highlight could one wish for." CARMELO is now considering returning to dance full time.

Part proceeds from NOELINE 's phone votes will go to her chosen charity KU Starting Points which assists underprivileged children and youngsters with learning disabilities.

NOELINE may have been eliminated from DANCING WITH THE STARS , but her dancing days are far from over. She will now tour regional Queensland in July and August with former Kingswood Country co-star Doug Scroope performing their ballroom dancing stage play WALLFLOWERING , a funny and poignant play about the nature of marriage and the elusive pursuit of happiness. The 32 day tour will visit 20 towns with details to be published in local area press.

The final three celebrities vying for the title of DANCING WITH THE STARSSERIES FOUR CHAMPION are TOBY ALLEN who remains one of the most popular celebrities, GRANT DENYER and KOSTYA TSZYU .

If you want to ensure your favourite celebrity makes it through to the Grand Final of DANCING WITH THE STARS , SMS the first name of your celebrity to 194 777 , or phone the following numbers. Voting lines will close at 7.30pm Tuesday May 2.

Kostya Tszyu 1902 555 013

Grant Denyer 1902 555 016

Toby Allen 1902 555 019

The LIVE SEMI FINAL episode of DANCING WITH THE STARS will air at 7.30pm on Tuesday May 2 when another couple is eliminated and we find out who the two celebrities through to the Grand Final will be.