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 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 was picked up for a ninth season by Seven Network.
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.
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.
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