Dancing with the Stars (Australian TV series)

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Dancing with the Stars
Dancing with the Stars Title Logo.svg
Created by BBC
Presented by
Judges
Country of origin Australia
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 15
No. of episodes 147
Production
Location(s) Global Television Studios, South Melbourne, Victoria
Running time 90-150 minutes
(including commercials)
Production company(s)
Release
Original network Seven Network
Picture format 576i (SDTV)
Audio format Stereo
Original release 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.

Shane Bourne and Edwina Bartholomew are the current co-hosts of the show.

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. In 2015, Shane Bourne replaced Daniel MacPherson as co-host.[2]

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 TBA
Shane Bourne TBA

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, 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, 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 15 16
Todd McKenney TBA
Helen Richey TBA
Paul Mercurio
Mark Wilson
Joshua Horner
Adam Garcia
Kym Johnson TBA

Professional partners[edit]

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 overview[edit]

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 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 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 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
Emma Freedman
30 Samantha Armytage 19
Aussie Smooth 9–10 Tamara Jaber 27 Gerrard Gosens 16
Cha-Cha-Cha 1–present Danielle Spencer
Haley Bracken
David Rodan*
30 Mark Occhilupo 7
Contemporary 13–present David Rodan
Ash Pollard
Matthew Mitcham
30 Kelly Cartwright 19*
Foxtrot 1–present Johnny Ruffo
Mat Rogers
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
David Rodan*
Emma Freedman
30 Kostya Tszyu 24*
Jazz 13–present Tina Arena 27* Mark Holden 3*
Jive 1–present Tina Arena
Emma Freedman
30* Jessica Watson 8
Paso Doble 1–present Grant Denyer
Tina Arena
Ricki-Lee Coulter*
Emma Freedman
30 David Graham 3*
Quickstep 1–present Paul Licuria
Haley Bracken
Arianne Caoili
Tom Williams
Zoe Cramond
David Rodan*
30 Adam Brand 9
Rumba 1–present Tamara Jaber
Zoe Cramond
Chris Bath
Rhiannon Fish*
30 Samantha Armytage 11
Salsa 5–10, 12, 14 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 Mat Rogers 29 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.

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 scores[edit]

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
1st
1st
1st
1st
1st
3rd
2nd
1st
3rd
1st
2nd
1st
1st
3rd
2nd
3rd
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

Ratings[edit]

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 also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Free TV Ratings Report – Survey 10, 2006" (PDF). Free TV Australia. Retrieved 15 November 2008. 
  2. ^ Knox, David (8 June 2015). "Shane Bourne next host for Dancing with the Stars". TV Tonight. Retrieved 11 June 2015. 

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

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