I admit, I was miffed that viewers were implored early into the show 'not to watch the [gymnastics] segment' by Jason Dunstall because of its apparently embarrassing nature, regardless of the plea being a joke or sarcasm. I mean, come on... the girls are on it for the exposure, and if you're an old footballing fart not keen on being seen doing kooky gymnastics tricks, don't do the segment!
So the girls will appear as part of the Yesterday's Hero Challenge. It is, in short, a zany 9 minutes of large guys in footy gear who used to be somebodies nearly bending the uneven bars and belly-flopping onto mats in every way possible, off every feasible piece of apparatus. Well, that's what the preview shots make us believe anyway.
Thank goodness they weren't in leotards is all I can say! (They are in Skins though).
Chalking up? Fail.
Georgia does hip circles and toe-ons on bars to start them off. Aaaand of course the guys couldn't follow suit.
*CLUNK* goes the beatboard!
"You guys've got insurance, right?" quips one on-looking coach.
Out comes the flippy score-card.
Headstands and weird cartwheel attempts on the floor mat, and look - forward rolls! (Sorry, rolly-pollies).
Emma and Shona look on and laugh at their tumbling efforts. Looks like fun!
"Spud " attempts a rhythmic-style routine with his St Kilda flag.
Ah, the old 'battered sav'! Roy and HG would be proud.
At least they managed to (nearly) walk the whole length of the beam without falling!
And one jump without a fall, go Dunstall! Much improved!
Emma delivers a pantomime style "Come on, get on with it!" as Dunstall dismounts with a semi-demi-backsault. With John Hart spotting (looking very terrified).
They go over the vault table and not into it, which is impressive. Granted, it takes huffing and puffing (and a rope to pull them out of the foam pit)!
Wow, Dunstall does a pretty good beginner's handspring vault! Bent legs and all but... good for someone who's never been on a vault runway before! Most would cower at the thought of going head-over-heels rather blindly.
Very brief comments from Georgia about the boys, great improvising! "It was a bit... iffy!"
The guys' performances are tied so they do a running race through the foam pit to declare the winner. Jason Dunstall wins, Hawthorn scarf on head and all.
This one was a lot more fun than the Top Model cameo, it's just a shame the girls didn't get to demonstrate more!
ETA: Thanks as always to Nade, who captured the segment for all to see here!!!