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. When it was on the Seven Network, it was filmed live from the HSV-7 studios (now Global Television studios) in Melbourne and on Network 10 live from Fox Studios Australia in Sydney and Docklands Studios in Melbourne.

Dancing with the Stars
Dancing with the Stars Title Logo.svg
Created byBBC
Based onStrictly Come Dancing
Creative directorKelley Abbey
Presented by
Judges
Voices ofAndrew Peters
ComposerDorian West and others
Country of originAustralia
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons17
No. of episodes164
Production
Production locationsGlobal Television Studios, South Melbourne, Victoria (2004–15)
Fox Studios Australia, Sydney, New South Wales (2019)
Docklands Studios Melbourne, Melbourne, Victoria (2020-Present)
Running time90–150 minutes
(including commercials)
Production companies
Release
Original network

Picture format576i (SDTV)
Audio formatStereo
Original releaseSeven Network:
5 October 2004 (2004-10-05)
7 September 2015 (2015-09-07)
2021–present
Network 10
18 February 2019 (2019-02-18) -
29 March 2020 (2020-03-29)
External links
Website
Production website

The show is based on the British 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.

In October 2020, Network 10 announced the revived series would not return in 2021.[1] In December 2020, Seven announced they have re-gained the rights to the series, and will be bringing the show back with an All-Stars edition in 2021, which was previously used in the American edition of the show, in season 15, however the series will not be filmed live.[2][3]

HistoryEdit

2004–2016: Seven’s Original IterationEdit

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 at number 1 of the entire day.[4]

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.[citation needed]

The program ended after 15 seasons when the Seven Network announced in October 2016 it would not renew the program,[5] despite previously suggesting a sixteenth season would air in 2017.[6][7]

2019–2020: 10’s IterationEdit

In September 2018, Network 10 announced the series would be revived and hosted by television presenters and former contestants Grant Denyer and Amanda Keller.[8] The revival premiered on 18 February 2019.[9] In October 2019, the series was renewed for a seventeenth season, which premiered on 9 February 2020.[10] In October 2020, Network 10 announced the revived series would not return in 2021.[11]

2021: Seven’s Second IterationEdit

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.[12]

It was announced in September 2018 that in 2019, a 16th season would begin. 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.[13]

Key:   Previous   Current

Host Season
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17
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.[14] 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 17
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
17 10 9 February 2020 29 March 2020 Celia Pacquola & Jarryd Byrne Christian Wilkins & Lily Cornish Claudia Karvan & Aric Yegudkin

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 seasons Danielle Spencer
Haley Bracken
David Rodan*
30 Mark Occhilupo 7
Charleston 17 Celia Pacquola 28 Chloe Lattanzi 23
Contemporary 13–present David Rodan
Ash Pollard
Matthew Mitcham
30 Constance Hall 17
Foxtrot All seasons Johnny Ruffo
Mat Rogers
29 David Graham 3*
Freestyle All seasons 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 seasons Tina Arena*
Emma Freedman*
Celia Pacquola
30 Jessica Watson 8
Paso Doble All seasons Grant Denyer
Tina Arena
Ricki-Lee Coulter*
Emma Freedman
30 David Graham 3*
Quickstep All seasons Paul Licuria
Haley Bracken
Arianne Caoili
Tom Williams
Zoe Cramond
David Rodan*
30 Adam Brand 9
Rumba All seasons Tamara Jaber
Zoe Cramond
Chris Bath
Rhiannon Fish*
30 Samantha Armytage 11
Salsa 5–10, 12, 14-present Tamara Jaber 30 Gerrard Gosens 8
Samba All seasons Bridie Carter
Rhiannon Fish
30 Jessica Rowe 9*
Tango All seasons Paul Licuria
Arianne Caoili
Claudia Karvan
30 Chris Hemsworth*
Dean Wells
12
Viennese Waltz 4–present Mat Rogers 29 Cassandra Thorburn
Curtly Ambrose
Ed Kavalee
10
Waltz All seasons 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

Running OrderEdit

Individual judges scores in the chart below (given in parentheses) are listed in this order from left to right: Todd McKenney, Helen Richey, Paul Mercurio, Mark Wilson.

Week 1Edit

Running order
Couple Score Style Music
Ada & Aric 31 (7, 8, 8, 8) Cha-Cha-Cha "Get The Party Started" — Pink
31 (8, 8, 8, 7) Samba "Bamboléo"—Gipsy Kings
31 (9, 8, 8, 6) Period Jive "In the Mood"—Glenn Miller
Tom & Kym 25 (6, 7, 6, 6) Cha-Cha-Cha "Get The Party Started"—Pink
33 (9, 8, 8, 8) Quickstep "That's Dancing"—Henry Mancini
33 (7, 9, 8, 9) Period Jive "Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy"—The Andrews Sisters

Week 2Edit

Running order
Couple Score Style Music
Ada & Aric 29 (7, 7, 8, 7) Foxtrot "On the Sunny Side of the Street" — Steve Tyrell
33 (9, 8, 8, 8) Ballroom Segue "Big Spender" — Shirley Bassey
"Money, Money, Money" — ABBA
"I Have Nothing"—Whitney Houston
38 (10, 9, 10, 9) Freestyle "Chopper Chase from The Italian Job"—John Powell
Tom & Kym 26 (6, 7, 7, 6) Foxtrot "On the Sunny Side of the Street" — Steve Tyrell
31 (7, 8, 8, 8) Latin Segue "España cañí"—Pascual Marquina Narro
"Harlem Nocturne"—Earle Hagen
"Proud Mary"—John Fogerty
40 (10, 10, 10, 10) Freestyle "History Repeating"—The Propellerheads feat. Shirley Bassey
"(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction"—The Rolling Stones

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 Professional
5 14 1st David Rodan Melanie Hooper
4 5
15
2nd
1st
Arianne Caoili
Emma Freedman
Carmello Pizzino
Aric Yegudkin
3 4
11
1st
2nd
Grant Denyer
Haley Bracken
Amanda Garner
Aric Yegudkin
2 2
3
7
10
12
13
13
17
1st
2nd
1st
2nd
3rd
3rd
2nd
3rd
Tom Williams
Chris Bath
Bridie Carter
Tamara Jaber
Zoe Cramond
Tina Arena
Rhiannon Fish
Claudia Karvan
Kym Johnson
Trenton Shipley
Craig Monley
Carmello Pizzino
Aric Yegudkin
Damian Whitewood
Aric Yegudkin
Aric Yegudkin
1 1
3
5
6
8
8
9
10
11
11
12
12
13
14
15
15
16
17
1st
1st
1st
1st
1st
3rd
2nd
1st
3rd
1st
2nd
1st
1st
3rd
2nd
3rd
2nd
1st
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
Celia Pacquola
Michael Miziner
Aric Yegudkin
Natalie Lowe
John Paul Collins
Luda Kroitor
Eliza Campagna
Ash-Leigh Hunter
Alana Patience
Melanie Hooper
Alana Patience
Damian Whitewood
Luda Kroiter
Jessica Raffa
Jarryd Byrne
Masha Belash
Jarryd Byrne
Josh Keefe
Jarryd Byrne

By Professional:

Number of perfect scores Professional
14 Aric Yegudkin
6 Melanie Hooper
Carmello Pizzino
3 Amanda Garner
Damian Whitewood
Jarryd Byrne
2 Kym Johnson
Trenton Shipley
Craig Monley
Luda Kroiter
Alana Patience
1 Michael Miziner
Natalie Lowe
John Paul Collins
Eliza Campagna
Ash-Leigh Hunter
Jessica Raffa
Masha Belash
Josh Keefe

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

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  6. ^ 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.
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  10. ^ Whitehead, Mat (14 January 2020). "'Dancing With The Stars' 2020: Meet The Celebs Shimmying Their Way Into The Spotlight". 10 daily. Retrieved 15 January 2020.
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  12. ^ Knox, David (8 June 2015). "Shane Bourne next host for Dancing with the Stars". TV Tonight. Retrieved 11 June 2015.
  13. ^ "Dancing With The Stars Returns". Ten Eyewitness News. 9 September 2018. Retrieved 9 September 2018.
  14. ^ Seven dumps Dancing with the Stars judge MediaSpy 9 April 2011

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