Don’t expect Perth Mayor John Fenik to be strapping on his dancing shoes to appear on Dancing with the Stars any time soon, but he does want Perth to have its own shot at reality TV fame.
“If you were doing a Canadian series of Dancing with the Stars, I would sign up,” said Fenik during the Perth committee-of-the-whole meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 6.
Vancouver-based production company Force Four Entertainment had approached Perth town council about the prospect of taking part in a Canada-wide reality series in which town councils would be shadowed by a group of citizens, with the un-electeds forming a mirror council of sorts, to see where they would differ in their decisions from the elected body.
“I know it (the idea) tweaked Coun. (Jim) Boldt’s interest,” said Fenik. “It (the company) is a reputable company.”
The company has produced such Canadian reality hits as Cupcake Girls, The Batchelor Canada, Million Dollar Neighbourhood and other shows for HGTV, CityTV, OWN, and the National Geographic Channel.
Fenik asked staff to get in contact with the company regarding the parameters of the show.
“If it gives a look at municipal government and gets citizens in these chairs (great),” said Fenik. “It would give us great exposure.”
“It certainly warrants study,” said Graff.