Dancing with the Stars (Australian TV series)

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Dancing with the Stars
Dancing with the Stars Title Logo.svg
Format Entertainment
Created by BBC
Presented by Daniel MacPherson (2008–)
Edwina Bartholomew (2013–)
Sonia Kruger (2004–11)
Daryl Somers (2004–07)
Mel B (2012)
Judges Helen Richey
Todd McKenney
Kym Johnson (2013)
Adam Garcia (2013–)
Joshua Horner (2011–12)
Paul Mercurio (2004–07)
Mark Wilson (2004–10)
Country of origin Australia
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 13
No. of episodes 129
Production
Location(s) Global Television Studios, South Melbourne, Victoria
Running time approx. 90 to 150 minutes per episode
(including commercials)
Broadcast
Original channel Seven Network
Picture format 576i (SDTV)
Audio format Stereo
Original run 5 October 2004 – present
External links
Website

Dancing with the Stars is a Logie Award-winning, Australian light entertainment reality show airing on the Seven Network and filmed live from the HSV-7 studios (now Global Television studios) in Melbourne. 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 debuted in a short run from October to November 2004, then returned the following February.

The show is 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 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.

Daniel MacPherson and Edwina Bartholomew are the hosts of the thirteenth season in 2013.

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.

Cast[edit]

Hosts[edit]

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.

Key:      Previous      Current

Host Season
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14
Daryl Somers
Sonia Kruger
Daniel Macpherson
Mel B
Edwina Bartholomew

Judges[edit]

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, Mecurio 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.

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, but providing comments and feedback only.

Key:      Previous      Current

Judge Season
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14
Todd McKenney
Helen Richey
Paul Mercurio
Mark Wilson
Joshua Horner
Kym Johnson
Adam Garcia

Series overview[edit]

Season No. of
stars
Duration dates Celebrity honour places
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 1 September 2008 – 9 November 2008 Luke Jacobz & Luda Kroitor Danny Green & Natalie Lowe Paul Licuria & Eliza Campagna
9 11 5 June 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 Crammond & Aric Yegudkin
13 12 1 October 2013 – 26 November 2013 Cosentino & Jessica Raffa Rhiannon Fish & Aric Yegudkin Tina Arena & Damian Whitewood
14 12 September 2014 - October 2014 TBA TBA TBA

Dances[edit]

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
30 Samantha Armytage 19
Aussie Smooth 9–10 Tamara Jaber 27 Gerrard Gosens 16
Cha-Cha-Cha 1–present Danielle Spencer
Haley Bracken
30 Mark Occhilupo 7
Foxtrot 1–present Johnny Ruffo 29 David Graham 3*
Freestyle 1–present 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
30 Kostya Tszyu 24*
Jive 1–present Tina Arena 30* Jessica Watson 8
Paso Doble 1–present Grant Denyer
Tina Arena
30 Brynne Edelsten 13
Quickstep 1–present Paul Licuria
Haley Bracken
Arianne Caoili
Tom Williams
Zoe Crammond
30 Adam Brand 9
Rumba 1–present Tamara Jaber
Zoe Crammond
Chris Bath
Rhiannon Fish*
30 Samantha Armytage 11
Salsa 5–10, 12 Tamara Jaber 30 Gerrard Gosens 8
Samba 1–present Bridie Carter
Rhiannon Fish
30 Jessica Rowe 9*
Tango 1–present Paul Licuria
Arianne Caoili
30 Chris Hemsworth 13*
Viennese Waltz 4–present Chris Bath
Zoe Crammond
27* David Wirrpanda 12
Waltz 1–present 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 Champions[edit]

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.

Highest-scoring celebrities[edit]

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

Season Place Celebrity Professional Average score
12 2 Danielle Spencer Damian Whitewood 27.47
5 2 Arianne Caoili Carmello Pizzino 27.53*
6 3 Tim Campbell Natalie Lowe 27.1*
12 3 Zoe Crammond Aric Yegudkin 26.9
8 1 Luke Jacobz Luda Kroiter 26.9
7 1 Bridie Carter Craig Monley 26.9*
5 1 Anthony Koutoufides Natalie Lowe 26.5*
10 2 Tamara Jaber Carmello Pizzino 26.6
11 2 Haley Bracken Aric Yegudkin 26.6
6 1 Kate Ceberano John-Paul Collins 26.1*
  • * These celebrities were scored were out of 40, and their marks have been altered to be made out of 30.

Number of perfect scores[edit]

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

# of 30s Season Place Celebrity
4 5
2nd
Arianne Caoili
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 Crammond
Tina Arena
Rhiannon Fish
1 1
3
5
6
8
8
9
10
11
11
12
12
13
1st
1st
1st
1st
1st
3rd
2nd
1st
3rd
1st
2nd
1st
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

Ratings[edit]

MARKET SERIES
1 2004 2 2005 3 2005 4 2006 5 2006 6 2007 7 2007 8 2008 9 2009
Sydney 624,250 590,500 610,900 685,600 549,800 576,400 555,300 399,400 424,300
Melbourne 543,625 590,100 633,500 647,900 517,700 569,900 543,700 402,100 397,900
Brisbane 320,375 315,700 327,700 430,700 277,200 314,700 294,700 193,200 311,100
Adelaide 183,250 191,200 205,300 218,200 182,200 189,500 174,200 109,500 144,900
Perth 223,125 219,500 234,800 251,800 207,000 209,200 219,400 171,000 169,700
5-Cities 1,894,625 1,907,000 2,011,800 2,234,100 1,733,900 1,859,600 1,786,800 1,275,300 1,447,700

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Free TV Ratings Report – Survey 10, 2006" (PDF). Free TV Australia. Retrieved 15 November 2008. 

http://www.mediaspy.org/report/2011/04/09/seven-dumps-dancing-with-the-stars-judge/

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