Diva magazine is reporting that out TV journalist Gili Shem Tov will be paired with a female partner on the upcoming season of Israel’s Dancing with the Stars (Rokdim Im Kokhavim). Her partner will be professional dancer Dorit Milman, and they will take turns being the lead — aka the traditional male role in couples dancing.
Shem Tov says of her decision:
This will be the first same-sex couple on any celebrity dancing show, making Israel look quite more progressive than the other 34 countries, America included. Says the show’s producer, Asaaf Gil:
Gili and Dorit will start dancing in January on Israeli’s Channel 2.