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Todd McKenney (born 31 May 1965) is an Australian entertainer. He is best known as a judge on Australia's version of Dancing With The Stars.

He has won many dancing titles, and has trained in jazz, tap, acrobatics and ballroom dancing. He has performed on stage since at least 1984 in such productions as 42nd Street, Pirates of Penzance, Strictly Ballroom, and La Cage aux Folles, Singin' in the Rain and most recently Priscilla Queen of the Desert - the Musical.

He rose to fame when he took the lead role in The Boy From Oz as Peter Allen. He is openly gay,[1] but has a daughter (who was conceived via IVF), Charlotte Wood, with his best friend Anne Wood. He became known as a (harsh) judge on Australia's version of Dancing With The Stars. He hosted the television game show You May Be Right.

McKenney hosted the breakfast program on Sydney radio station Mix 106.5 with Dancing with the Stars co-host Sonia Kruger and Andy Grace from January 08 until September 09.

Court case

McKenney was charged with drug possession after being found unconscious in a Sydney park on 25 April 2008. He was charged after he handed the police a vial of party drug GHB. When the story was leaked to the press, McKenney issued a denial, claiming that persons unknown spiked his drink, then placed drugs in his pocket, with the overall plan being that he pass out somewhere and be discovered by the police, and eventually media. According to McKenney this scenario must have been motivated by "tall poppy syndrome". [2] On 3 November 2008 police dropped all charges against McKenney, having determined the prospect of a conviction was remote. [3]

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