The brutal comment that made Cassandra Thorburn go on DWTS

Just as her ex-husband Karl Stefanovic’s TV career takes a setback following his axing from Channel Nine’s Today show, Cassandra Thorburn’s is starting to shine as she takes to the stage for Dancing With The Stars.

And while the timing made it look like she was taking a swipe at her ex, the 47-year-old mum revealed that it was actually a comment her son made that motivated her to go on the show.

While revealing to her eldest son Jackson that she was considering going on the show, he turned around and gave a pretty harsh response.

“No, you’re not — you can’t f***ing dance,” he said to her.

“Right then and there I decided it was time I learnt to dance. So I signed up,” Cassandra explained to The Sunday Telegraph.

And as soon as she hit the Dancing With The Stars floor with partner Marco De Angelis, Cassandra Thorburn received a standing ovation from the live studio audience within seconds.

It’s clear the crowd was very much #TeamCass as the journalist made her big TV comeback since their explosive split.

However, the judges weren’t as convinced by her first performance with one slamming it as a ‘failure’.

She swung around in a fiery red dress to Nina Simone’s hit Feeling Good, but despite feeling great about the hard work she put into the dance, judge Craig Revel Horwood didn’t mince his words.

Craig gave Cassandra some pretty harsh criticism and a score of only one out of 10.

“It was all going well until the skirt was ripped off and you started to dance,” he said.

“And there, quite frankly was the failure!”

Cass, Marco, and host Amanda Keller all looked a little stunned, but Cass didn’t take it to heart, even saying “thank you for being so kind, stopping there”.

The other judges Sharna Burgess and Tristan MacManus, however, praised Cass for her dance, commenting on how beautiful and elegant she looked.

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