'I was never a Mrs Stefanovic': Cassandra Thorburn speaks out

Cassandra Thorburn says she’s ready to show the “real her” to the public, following her high profile divorce from Karl Stefanovic.

The 47-year-old will be taking part in the new season of Dancing With The Stars, which kicks off this week, and admits she is keen to remind people she is more than just the “former Mrs Stefanovic.”

“There’s the Cass that people think of as the former Mrs Stefanovic. I was never a Mrs Stefanovic. I have always been Cass Thorburn,” she tells the Daily Telegraph.

“It is a fresh start to a new year and a great outlook… I can control being able to present myself as me.”

Cassandra Thorburn says she is ready to show the “real her” to the public on Dancing With The Stars. Photo: Getty Images/Instagram
Cassandra Thorburn says she is ready to show the “real her” to the public on Dancing With The Stars. Photo: Getty Images/Instagram

The author admitted she is excited at the opportunity to be herself and change any perception the public might have.

“People were interested and wanted to know who I am and that is why Dancing With The Stars is a good thing for me,” she continues. “If they like me as a person, which hopefully they will, then I will be able to move on with a career.”

The journalist has been hard at work as she trains for the contest and has also been developing a strong bong with fellow contestants.

The journalist has been making headlines due to the high profile end of her marriage to Karl Stefanovic. Photo: Getty Images
The journalist has been making headlines due to the high profile end of her marriage to Karl Stefanovic. Photo: Getty Images

But her new friendship with Courtney Act hasn’t developed without its own hilarious awkwardness.

Courtney opened up to Yahoo Lifestyle about a misunderstanding between the pair about going on a double date since training for DWTS began.

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