Dancing with the stars

Dancing with the Stars is an American television series that shows the processes of a dance competition. The series premiered on the 1st of June, 2005, on a tv channel named ABC. Dancing with the stars in the US version of the UK series titled “Strictly Come Dancing”. The twenty-seventh season of the series premiered on the 24th of September, 2018, and its spin-off which was titled “Dancing with the Stars: Juniors” premiered on the 7th of October, 2018. Dancing with the Stars is revealed to return in the fall of 2019 although it did not premiere for a spring season.

Celebrities are paired up with the professional dancer in this show and the couples perform predetermined dances to get judges’ points as well as the audience votes. Elimination is based on the judges’ points and audience votes combined. This happens until only a champion dance pair remains.

Cast Members of Dancing With the Stars


The host of the program has been Tom Bergeron since the premiere of the show in 2005. He was co-hosted by Lisa Canning in season 1 and replaced by Samantha Harris for season 2-9. She was later again replaced by Brooke Burke-Charvet for seasons 10-17. Erin Andrews was the co-host for the program in 2014.

Judging panel

The regular judges for the show are:

  • Len Goodman (head Judge)
  • Carrie Ann Inaba
  • Bruno Tonioli

Goodman was absent for much of season 19, all of season 21, and much of season 23 and Julianne Hough was added as a full-time judge on the panel for three seasons after having to be a guest judge in the previous two seasons but did not return for season 22. Several other former contestants appeared as judges various seasons of the show like:

  • Hélio Castroneves
  • Mel B
  • Drew Lachey
  • Gilles Marini
  • Kelly Osbourne
  • Emmitt Smith.

Celebrities appearance of Dancing with the Stars

Several celebrities have also appeared on the show as the fourth judge or in absence of the main judge. Some of them are:

  • Paula Abdul
  • Donnie Burns
  • Nick Carter
  • Cher
  • Maksim Chmerkovskiy
  • Michael Flatley
  • Kevin Hart
  • Jessie J
  • Rashad Jennings
  • Baz Luhrmann
  • Ricky Martin
  • Idina Menzel
  • Abby Lee Miller
  • Mandy Moore
  • Olivia Newton-John
  • Kenny Ortega
  • Donny Osmond
  • Pitbull
  • Redfoo
  • Alfonso Ribeiro
  • Robin Roberts
  • David Ross
  • Shania Twain
  • Zendaya.

Couples of Dancing with the Stars

There are a total of 321 celebrities who have appeared in the 28 seasons of the series and a total of 47 professional partners have appeared alongside the celebrities.