YES! It is seriously about effing time!
The Austrian version of the hit reality competition Dancing With The Stars will be the next edition to feature same-sex dance partners, as gay TV celebrity Alfons Haider - which many believe to have inspired Sacha Baron Cohen's BrĂ¼no character - will be dancing with castmember Balazs Ekker!
"I am going to dance with a heterosexual. This is not about being gay. I do not want my appearance on the show to be reduced to homosexuality. This is about the show, about entertainment. I am not the gay Joan of Arc."
Absolutely amazing! And the exact attitude that we like to hear!
Ekker also revealed that neither men will be comprising their masculinity to conform to the male/female roles as partners, and explains:
"There is no 100 percent answer to this because no one has done this before. But there is no way I am going to don a skirt and stockings to give the impression we're normal."
You guys are making history here! It's about time that this happened in US - and STAT!
We're so thrilled for you both, and cannot wait to see you how do in the competition!