Jason Donovan and Kristina Rihanoff

Jason Donovan

Biography

Jason Donovan is an Australian actor, singer and West End star.

Having spent nearly 18 months as a drag queen in the West End’s Priscilla, I’m certainly not afraid of the odd sequin here and there!Jason Donovan

Career

In 1986 Jason shot to fame when he was cast as Scott Robinson in Neighbours. His character's most notable story was his onscreen romance and wedding to Charlene, who was played by Kylie Minogue. Jason won three Logie Awards, including 'Most Popular Actor' on Australian television; he has also received a commendation in the category 'Performance by a Male Actor In a Series' from the Television Society of Australia.

After signing recording contracts in both Australia and the UK, Jason left Neighbours in 1989 to pursue a career in music. Jason gained four UK number 1 singles with tracks such as Too Many Broken Hearts. He also featured on the 1989 Band Aid II's Do They Know It's Christmas?

In the 1990s, Jason made a move towards the big stage, taking on lead roles in the London Palladium version of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat and the UK touring production of The Rocky Horror Show. More recently, Jason took on the West End role of Tick in the UK musical version of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert.

Jason has also appeared in the ITV1 soap opera Echo Beach and in an episode of Who Do You Think You Are? Currently Jason can be heard on Heart Radio each Sunday afternoon.

Background

Jason's father Terence is an actor and his mother Sue is a former news reader - the couple divorced in 1972 when Jason was five.

In 1998, whilst working on the UK touring production of The Rocky Horror Show, Jason met his wife Angela Malloch. The pair have three children, Jemma, Zac and Molly, and got married in 2008.

Trivia

Jason is a close friend of Gary Barlow.

Especially For You was the fourth-highest selling single in the UK in 1988.

Jason's first TV appearance was on the Australian series Skyways, when he was just eleven.

Jason's father and step sister also appeared in Neighbours.


Dancing partner

Jason Donovan and Kristina Rihanoff

Jason Donovan is dancing with Kristina Rihanoff.

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Jason's progress

Grand Final

Show Dance

40/40

Tango

38/40

Semi-final

Samba

34/40

Argentine Tango

40/40

Week 10

American Smooth

37/40

Week 9

Charleston

36/40

Swing-a-thon

4/7

Week 8

Jive

34/40

Week 7

Viennese Waltz

35/40

Week 6

Rumba

28/40

Week 5

Quickstep

37/40

Week 4

Paso Doble

27/40

Week 3

Tango

36/40

Week 2

Foxtrot

33/40

Week 1

Cha Cha Cha

32/40

Judges' comments

Len Goodman

High point

"Jason if you are going to do your best dance, what better time then the semi finals?"

Craig Revel-Horwood

Low point

"Could have done without the awkward 'Daddy dancing' moment over there"

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