We’re only hours away from the premiere of Dancing With The Stars Season 20! If you’d like to read a new interview with Julianne Hough on judging and movie making, see Zap 2 It. Below is a little take where she talks about Dancing With The Stars….
“It was so much fun!,” Hough tells Zap2it of her first judging stint. “It took a few weeks to kind of settle in. It’s definitely a different experience, but it’s one I really love. Because I’ve been on the other side, I know what the celebrities and dancers want and need to hear to make them better for the next week.”
“That’s my whole reason behind everything,” adds Hough. “I just want to make sure I have good critiques, and that they actually take what I say and apply it.”
There’s not a lot of time to say it, Hough notes: “When you’re put on the spot, you might not necessarily say what you’re thinking. You want to be objective and to say something that’s honest and truthful, but that won’t tear them down. It sounds easy, but it’s a lot harder than people think.”
TV Insider also interviewed Dancing With The Stars host Tom Bergeron. Below he is asked on Len Goodman and if it feels like it’s been 10 years since the show has started.
Does it feel like 10 years?
No, not at all. Honestly, when the show was first proposed, I said, “Let’s see if we can get through the first six weeks.” ABC’s former executive vice president Andrea Wong was the reason it got on the air. She told me that when she was first pitching it, she could see people avoid eye contact, convinced it was going to be a disaster.
Head judge Len Goodman is leaving after this season. Are you worried about the impact that will have on the show?
Knowing how persuasive [new executive producer] Rob Wade is, I would put an asterisk next to that. I’m hoping Len can be talked into doing what he did this past fall: He took five to six weeks off and we booked guest judges or just stayed with the three other judges. I would hate to lose him completely, because I missed him terribly when he was gone before. And it just felt like some of the heart [of the show] was gone.
I would miss Len too. I hope this isn’t his last season. More at TV Insider.