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Dancing with the Stars (Australian TV series)

Dancing with the Stars is a Logie Award-winning, Australian light entertainment reality show which originally aired on the Seven Network from 2004 to 2015 and in 2019 began airing on Network 10. From 2004 to 2015, when it was on the Seven Network, it was filmed live from the HSV-7 studios (now Global Television studios) in Melbourne.

Dancing with the Stars
Dancing with the Stars Title Logo.svg
Created byBBC
Based onStrictly Come Dancing
Creative director(s)Kelley Abbey
Presented by
Judges
Composer(s)Dorian West and others.
Country of originAustralia
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons16
No. of episodes156 (as of 22 April 2019)
Production
Production location(s)Global Television Studios, South Melbourne, Victoria (2004–15)
Fox Studios Australia, Sydney, New South Wales (2019–present)
Running time90–150 minutes
(including commercials)
Production company(s)
Release
Original network
Picture format576i (SDTV)
Audio formatStereo
Original release5 October 2004 (2004-10-05) –
present
External links
Website
Production website

The show is based on the United Kingdom BBC Television series Strictly Come Dancing and is part of BBC Worldwide's international Dancing with the Stars franchise.

The show pairs celebrities with professional ballroom dancers who each week compete against each other in a dance-off to impress a panel of judges and ultimately the viewing public in order to survive potential elimination. Through telephone and SMS voting, viewers vote for the duo they think should remain in the competition. Judges' scores are combined with the viewer votes when determining which duo is eliminated.

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HistoryEdit

The show debuted in a short run from October to November 2004, then returned the following February.

The show was a ratings success averaging around 2 million viewers a week nationally during its peak which places the series number 1 of the entire day.[1]

The logo used for the first seven series of Dancing with the Stars is similar to the logo used by Strictly Come Dancing. The logo used for the eighth series and beyond is similar to that used by the US version of Dancing with the Stars.

The program ended after 15 seasons, when the Seven Network announced in October 2016 it would not renew the program[2] despite previously suggesting a sixteenth season would air in 2017.[3][4]

In September 2018, the series was announced to be revived by Network 10, with TV presenters and ex-contestants Grant Denyer and Amanda Keller to host (Denyer won season 4 of the show in May 2006).[5] Dancing with the Stars returned to Australian screens on Monday, 18 February 2019.[6]

CastEdit

HostsEdit

From seasons 1 to 7, entertainment legend Daryl Somers and dancer/actress/television presenter Sonia Kruger were the two primary hosts. For season 8, Somers was replaced by actor Daniel MacPherson, when Somers returned to the Nine network to host the rebooted Hey Hey, It's Saturday. Kruger continued to co-host with MacPherson, until the start of season 12, when she also defected to the Nine network. Kruger was subsequently replaced by former Spice Girl Melanie Brown. In 2013, Brown was replaced by Sunrise weather presenter Edwina Bartholomew. In 2015, Shane Bourne replaced Daniel MacPherson as co-host.[7]

It was announced in September 2018 that in 2019 a 16th season would commence. A whole new cast and crew will be involved in a new production with a 'fresh look' with Grant Denyer and Amanda Keller co-hosting. [8]

Key:      Previous      Current

Host Season
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16
Daryl Somers
Sonia Kruger
Daniel MacPherson
Mel B
Edwina Bartholomew
Shane Bourne
Grant Denyer
Amanda Keller

JudgesEdit

From seasons 1 to 7, the judging panel consisted of four primary judges: Todd McKenney, Helen Richey, Paul Mercurio and Mark Wilson. At the start of season 8, Mercurio left the judging panel. Before the eleventh season began, Wilson was dumped by the Seven network and replaced by Joshua Horner. McKenney, Richey and Horner have made up the primary judging panel since 2011. Kym Johnson who comes from the United States version of Dancing with the Stars and Adam Garcia join the judging panel in 2013. In 2015 Bruno Tonioli replaced Garcia as a judge for the first three weeks before leaving just three judges for the rest of the season.

Ian "Dicko" Dickson and Bruno Tonioli have also appeared as guest judges throughout the series, providing feedback and scores as part of their judging role. Pamela Anderson, Damian Whitewood, Olivia Newton-John and Dame Edna Everage have also appeared as guest judges on the Seven Network series, but providing comments and feedback only.

For season 16, the judging panel consisted of three primary judges: Craig Revel Horwood, Sharna Burgess and Tristan MacManus.

Key:      Previous      Current

Judge Season
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16
Todd McKenney
Helen Richey
Paul Mercurio
Mark Wilson
Joshua Horner
Adam Garcia
Kym Johnson
Craig Revel Horwood
Sharna Burgess
Tristan MacManus

Professional partnersEdit

Color key:
     Winner
     Runner-up
     Third place
     Celebrity partner was eliminated first for the season
     Celebrity partner withdrew from the competition
     Celebrity partner quit from the competition

Series overviewEdit

Season No. of
stars
Duration dates Celebrity honour places
Premiere Finale Winner Second place Third place
1 8 5 October 2004 23 November 2004 Bec Cartwright & Michael Miziner Pauline Hanson & Salvatore Vecchio Justin Melvey & Kym Johnson
2 10 8 February 2005 26 April 2005 Tom Williams & Kym Johnson Ian Roberts & Natalie Lowe Holly Brisley & Mark Hodge
3 10 6 September 2005 8 November 2005 Ada Nicodemou & Aric Yegudkin Chris Bath & Trenton Shipley Ian "Dicko" Dickson & Leanne Bampton
4 10 21 February 2006 9 May 2006 Grant Denyer & Amanda Garner Kostya Tszyu & Luda Kroitor Toby Allen & Leanne Bampton
5 10 3 October 2006 28 November 2006 Anthony Koutoufides & Natalie Lowe Arianne Caoili & Carmello Pizzino Tamsyn Lewis & Arsen Kishishian
6 10 20 February 2007 1 May 2007 Kate Ceberano & John-Paul Collins Fifi Box & Paul Green Tim Campbell & Natalie Lowe
7 10 25 September 2007 27 November 2007 Bridie Carter & Craig Monley Anh Do & Luda Kroitor David Hobson & Karina Schembri
8 10 31 August 2008 9 November 2008 Luke Jacobz & Luda Kroitor Danny Green & Natalie Lowe Paul Licuria & Eliza Campagna
9 11 5 July 2009 6 September 2009 Adam Brand & Jade Hatcher Matt White & Ash-Leigh Hunter Kylie Gillies & Carmello Pizzino
10 11 27 June 2010 29 August 2010 Rob Palmer & Alana Patience Tamara Jaber & Carmello Pizzino Alex Fevola & Arsen Kishishian
11 11 8 May 2011 10 July 2011 Manu Feildel & Alana Patience Haley Bracken & Aric Yegudkin Damien Leith & Melanie Hooper
12 11 15 April 2012 17 June 2012 Johnny Ruffo & Luda Kroitor Danielle Spencer & Damian Whitewood Zoe Cramond & Aric Yegudkin
13 12 1 October 2013 26 November 2013 Cosentino & Jessica Raffa Rhiannon Fish & Aric Yegudkin Tina Arena & Damian Whitewood
14 11 30 September 2014 25 November 2014 David Rodan & Melanie Hooper Lynne McGranger & Carmello Pizzino Ricki-Lee Coulter & Jarryd Byrne
15 11 19 July 2015 7 September 2015 Emma Freedman & Aric Yegudkin Matthew Mitcham & Masha Belash Ash Pollard & Jarryd Byrne
16 11 18 February 2019 22 April 2019 Samuel Johnson & Jorja Freeman Courtney Act & Josh Keefe Constance Hall & Gustavo Viglio

DancesEdit

The following are the dances performed by couples on Dancing with the Stars. In addition, each couple in the final round performs a dance of any style or combination of styles of their choosing, called "freestyle".

Dance Seasons used Best Performance Score Worst Performance Score
Argentine Tango 5–7, 11-present Arianne Caoili
Damien Leith
Cosentino
Emma Freedman
30 Samantha Armytage 19
Aussie Smooth 9–10 Tamara Jaber 27 Gerrard Gosens 16
Cha-Cha-Cha All series Danielle Spencer
Haley Bracken
David Rodan*
30 Mark Occhilupo 7
Contemporary 13–present David Rodan
Ash Pollard
Matthew Mitcham
30 Constance Hall 17
Foxtrot All series Johnny Ruffo
Mat Rogers
29 David Graham 3*
Freestyle All series Bec Cartwright
Tom Williams
Chris Bath
Grant Denyer
Arianne Caoili
Anthony Koutoufides
Kate Ceberano
Bridie Carter
Luke Jacobz
Matt White
Rob Palmer
Manu Feildel
Johnny Ruffo
David Rodan*
Emma Freedman
Courtney Act
30 Kostya Tszyu
Constance Hall
24*
Jazz 13-present Samuel Johnson 29 Mark Holden 3*
Jive All series Tina Arena
Emma Freedman
30* Jessica Watson 8
Paso Doble All series Grant Denyer
Tina Arena
Ricki-Lee Coulter*
Emma Freedman
30 David Graham 3*
Quickstep All series Paul Licuria
Haley Bracken
Arianne Caoili
Tom Williams
Zoe Cramond
David Rodan*
30 Adam Brand 9
Rumba All series Tamara Jaber
Zoe Cramond
Chris Bath
Rhiannon Fish*
30 Samantha Armytage 11
Salsa 5–10, 12, 14 Tamara Jaber 30 Gerrard Gosens 8
Samba All series Bridie Carter
Rhiannon Fish
30 Jessica Rowe 9*
Tango All series Paul Licuria
Arianne Caoili
30 Chris Hemsworth 13*
Viennese Waltz 4–present Mat Rogers 29 Cassandra Thorburn
Curtly Ambrose
10
Waltz All series Haley Bracken
Ada Nicodemou
30 Derryn Hinch 12*
West Coast Swing 8–10 Luke Jacobz 28 Adam Brand 12
  • These scores have been modified to be out of 30, instead of 40.

Champion of ChampionsEdit

In late 2005, the winners of series two (Tom Williams) and three (Ada Nicodemou) competed against each other for the title of Champion of Champions. Series one winner Bec Hewitt did not compete as she was pregnant at the time. Ada Nicodemou and her partner Aric Yegudkin won the championship, defeating Tom Williams and his partner, Kym Johnson, based on the judges' scores.

Scoring chartEdit

Red numbers indicate the couples with the lowest score for each week.
Green numbers indicate the couples with the highest score for each week.
     indicates the winning couple.
     indicates the runner-up couple.
Couple Place 1 2 1+2
Ada & Aric 1 31+31+31=93 29+33+38=100 193
Tom & Kym 2 25+33+33=91 26+31+40=97 188

Highest-scoring celebritiesEdit

The scores presented below represent the best overall accumulative average scores the celebrity gained.

Rank Season Place Celebrity Professional Average score
1 15 1 Emma Freedman Aric Yegudkin 27.8
2 5 2 Arianne Caoili Carmello Pizzino 27.5*
3 12 2 Danielle Spencer Damian Whitewood 27.5
4 6 3 Tim Campbell Natalie Lowe 27.1*
5 13 3 Tina Arena Damian Whitewood 26.9*
8 1 Luke Jacobz Luda Kroiter 26.9
7 1 Bridie Carter Craig Monley 26.9*
12 3 Zoe Cramond Aric Yegudkin 26.9
9 10 2 Tamara Jaber Carmello Pizzino 26.6
15 2 Matthew Mitcham Masha Belash 26.6
  • * These celebrities were scored were out of 40, and their marks have been altered to be made out of 30.

Number of perfect scoresEdit

The scores presented below represent the perfect scores which the celebrities gained in their original season.

# of 30/40s Season Place Celebrity
5 14 1st David Rodan
4 5
15
2nd
1st
Arianne Caoili
Emma Freedman
3 4
11
1st
2nd
Grant Denyer
Haley Bracken
2 2
3
7
10
12
13
13
1st
2nd
1st
2nd
3rd
3rd
2nd
Tom Williams
Chris Bath
Bridie Carter
Tamara Jaber
Zoe Cramond
Tina Arena
Rhiannon Fish
1 1
3
5
6
8
8
9
10
11
11
12
12
13
14
15
15
16
1st
1st
1st
1st
1st
3rd
2nd
1st
3rd
1st
2nd
1st
1st
3rd
2nd
3rd
2nd
Bec Cartwright
Ada Nicodemou
Anthony Koutoufides
Kate Ceberano
Luke Jacobz
Paul Licuria
Matt White
Rob Palmer
Damien Leith
Manu Feildel
Danielle Spencer
Johnny Ruffo
Cosentino
Ricki-Lee Coulter
Matthew Mitcham
Ash Pollard
Courtney Act

RatingsEdit

Season Market
Sydney Melbourne Brisbane Adelaide Perth 5-Cities
1 624,250 543,625 320,375 183,250 223,125 1,894,625
2 590,500 590,100 315,700 191,200 219,500 1,907,000
3 610,900 633,500 327,700 205,300 234,800 2,011,800
4 685,600 647,900 430,700 218,200 251,800 2,234,100
5 549,800 517,700 277,200 182,200 207,000 1,733,900
6 576,400 569,900 314,700 189,500 209,200 1,859,600
7 555,300 543,700 294,700 174,200 219,400 1,786,800
8 399,400 402,100 193,200 109,500 171,000 1,275,300
9 424,300 397,900 311,100 144,900 169,700 1,447,700

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Free TV Ratings Report – Survey 10, 2006" (PDF). Free TV Australia. Retrieved 15 November 2008.
  2. ^ Knox, David (24 October 2016). "Axed: Dancing with the Stars". TV Tonight. Retrieved 24 October 2016.
  3. ^ Fenton, Andrew (17 August 2016). "Channel Seven delays return of Dancing With The Stars by up to a year". The Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 18 August 2016.
  4. ^ Knox, David (8 July 2016). "Dancing with the Stars now "unlikely" for 2016". TV Tonight. Retrieved 8 July 2016.
  5. ^ https://tvtonight.com.au/2018/09/ten-to-announce-dancing-with-the-stars-host.html
  6. ^ https://tendaily.com.au/entertainment/tv/a180907vmg/dancing-with-the-stars-returning-to-aussie-screens-in-2019-20180908
  7. ^ Knox, David (8 June 2015). "Shane Bourne next host for Dancing with the Stars". TV Tonight. Retrieved 11 June 2015.
  8. ^ "Dancing With The Stars Returns". Ten Eyewitness News. 9 September 2018. Retrieved 9 September 2018.

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