Higher Than a Mirrorball: Let’s Rejoice All of the {Couples} Dancing With the Stars Has Helped Create

One heat June afternoon again in 2005, a New Child, a Bachelorette and a cleaning soap actress sashayed onto an L.A. sound stage and the world of ballroom, aggressive dance and spray tans was by no means fairly the identical. 

When the idea of Dancing With the Stars was first floated, the premise was met with a wholesome dose of skepticism, even a couple of outright laughs from the host of a well known L.A. morning radio program. Certain, they’d scrounged up six celebs to commit weeks of their life to studying the cha-cha and the tango they usually have been names you’d no less than heard earlier than (learn: Rachel HunterEvander HolyfieldJohn O’Hurley), however would anybody actually take day out of their summer time night to look at Seinfeld‘s J. Peterman shake it in sequins, a lot much less name and vote to maintain him round? 

A powerful 13 million folks stated sure, tuning in to see precisely how this experiment borrowed from British TV would prove. By the second episode, it was the most important present on community TV and so many viewers loudly voiced their judgment of the July finale that victor Kelly Monaco and runner-up O’Hurley agreed to a dance-off two months later. 

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