Sharlene Marie Zeta Delaney, née Robinson, known professionally as Charli Delaney and formerly Charli Robinson, (born 8 March, 1980 in Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia) is an Australian singer, actress and children's performer.
Charli was a member of Hi-5. Before Hi-5, Charli had roles in various Australian TV shows and soaps. She went to Hunter School of the Performing Arts at Broadmeadow, Newcastle. A trained yoga instructor, she hosts the Hi-5 section encouraging body co-ordination and skill development through dancing, hopping, jumping and stepping. In television interviews, Delaney has expressed an interest in children's yoga.
Delaney chose to leave Hi-5 in February 2008, officially announcing on 22 February, 2008 that she would be leaving the group. She indicates that she will continue with the show until a suitable replacement can be found. Her replacement is Casey Burgess, formerly of Girl TV. Delaney noted her plans for the future include other presenting work, and acting in film and television, in order to challenge herself. She served as judge on Battle of the Choirs in 2008, and will also appear on the eighth season of Dancing with the Stars.
In late 2008, Charli Delaney joined the cast of the eighth season of Dancing With The Stars. Delaney's partner is Csaba Szirmai, one of the show's resident professional dancers.
|Week #||Dance/Song||Judges' score||Result|
|1||Cha-cha-cha / "Pictures"||6||7||7||Safe|
|2||Tango / "My Love"||8||8||7||Safe|
|3||Samba / "Mas Que Nada"||7||7||8||Safe|
|4||Quickstep / "Right Now"||6||8||8||Bottom Two|
|5||Salsa / "Low"||8||9||9||Safe|