You work hard to earn your money! Since Dancing With the Stars debuted in 2005, it has been a huge hit for ABC and has undergone plenty of changes — including the salary amounts that the cast earns.
The show was launched in Tom Bergeron Lisa CanningThe first season was cohosted by me. Samantha HarrisCanning was replaced with Canning in seasons 2 through 9. Brooke Burke-CharvetSeasons 10 through 17 will feature cohosting Erin Andrews stepped in for season 18 and remained by Bergeron’s side until season 28.
ABC announced in 2020 that the cohosts would not return for season 29. Tyra Banks took over. Despite mixed reviews from fans of the show, Banks returned for season 30 and season 31.
“I mean, you know, Tom Bergeron and Erin. They lead the show, this is one of the top-rated shows in the world,” the supermodel told Us WeeklyOnly when you are taking over in September 2020. “So [I’m]Respecting the stage they have set, and then adding my icing. I feel confident about that, but of course, it’s a challenge, but I don’t back away from challenges.”
Apart from the host changes, professional dancers are also switched up during different seasons. Artem ChigvintsevFor example, he was removed from season 28 at the very last minute and was admittedly devastated by the experience.
“Obviously, it was a massive shock,” he said on “The Bellas Podcast” in August 2019. “It’s not even a job, it’s a lifestyle if you’ve been doing it for a very long time. There was never a thought in my mind that I’m not going to be doing it. … Getting this call, [hearing] ‘There’s gonna be no involvement in the show from now on,’ it’s like going through a breakup after 10 years.”
Fortunately, the star was returned for the next season and eventually won with Kaitlyn Bristoweas his partner.
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