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PureDWTS Season 28 Alert: Something is Going Down on GMA on Aug. 21

No, I have no idea what it is, but it was one of the key dates the pros (who are being kept in the dark about as much as we are) were told about the upcoming season.  Pro announcement, maybe? And speaking of pros…

…there’s apparently some new ones! I have no idea who, how many, what gender, whether they’re going straight to pro or doing time in the troupe, whether they’re being promoted from the troupe, nothing – I was just told “there’s some new pros.” And this makes sense, given that we know that new pro auditions were held earlier this year, and Louis apparently was one of the judges (blech). I don’t think it’s out of the realm of possibility that these new pros are IN ADDITION TO the existing ones – if you only have to do one season per year, suddenly the budget (and size) of the single season aren’t so constrained…and you might be able to add more couples 🙂

UPDATE: I mentioned this on Twitter, but not here, so here goes: ABC cleaned house behind-the-scenes and most of the old crew was let go – and a good chunk of the new production staff has previously worked on Strictly Come Dancing. New executive producer, Andrew (I think his last name is Cartmell) is also a poach from SCD…so for those of you who love to boast about how SCD is “soooo much better than DWTS”, guess what: it’s your people that are at the helm of DWTS now 😉

Another update: Ok, so apparently I need to clarify this further, as some of you are asking questions here and on Twitter that are making me think you misinterpreted my last note. Cast = the people in front of the camera on a show; crew = the people behind it.  Most of the old CREW from DWTS was let go, and they got some people that were CREW on SCD – producers, story editors, writers, etc. The “new pros” I speak of were not poached from SCD (that I know of); I’ve been told that all of the new pros that auditioned reside Stateside for most of the year. The “new pros” have nothing to do with SCD. 

Intel courtesy of…some sources. 😉

Discuss.

August 6, 2019 I Written By

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Witney Carson Answers Questions From Fans On Dancing With The Stars, Her Favorite Things, And More

Witney Carson answers questions from fans on Dancing With The Stars, her favorite things and lots more in this new video….

May 9, 2017 I Written By

Hi, I have always been a big music and dancing fan, but, I'm also passionate about photography, nature, animals, and spending as much time as possible travelling and camping with my hubby and our loving and patriotic doggie, Cash. To read more on me and view my photos (including some dancers from DWTS), see Lisa Kay Photography. You can also follow me at: Voguerista Twitter & Voguerista Soundcloud.

OFFICIAL: Shirley Ballas To Replace Len Goodman As Strictly Come Dancing Judge!!

As you might remember from a previous report, Shirley Ballas was rumored to take the place of Len Goodman on ‘Strictly Come Dancing’. Guess what? She got the job! CONGRATULATIONS, Shirley!

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RUMOR: Shirley Ballas To Replace Len Goodman As Strictly Come Dancing Judge??

The Sun is reporting Shirley Ballas is a favorite to replace Len Goodman on Strictly Come Dancing. Wow, how awesome if true? If it’s true, maybe she will also replace him on Dancing With The Stars when he retires from our version? One can only hope. Many of us have wanted her on the Judging panel for years. Let us know what you think….

DANCING queen Shirley Ballas is the favourite to replace Strictly’s Len Goodman after dazzling bosses at a secret screen test.

The Brit — a former judge on American version Dancing with the Stars — was a “complete natural” during auditions, a source said.

She even outshone job rivals, show favourites Anton Du Beke and Brendan Cole, who also tried out.

Sources said producers are keen for a woman to join the panel alongside old hands Darcey Bussell, Bruno Tonioli and Craig Revel Horwood.

Last week’s try-outs at the Strictly studios in Elstree, Herts, also saw turns from ex-pro Karen Hardy and Ireland’s Dancing with the Stars judges Loraine Barry and Brian Redmond.

Chief Strictly choreographer Jason Gilkison screen-tested too.

More at The Sun (though please ignore all the gossipy stuff).

April 27, 2017 I Written By

Hi, I have always been a big music and dancing fan, but, I'm also passionate about photography, nature, animals, and spending as much time as possible travelling and camping with my hubby and our loving and patriotic doggie, Cash. To read more on me and view my photos (including some dancers from DWTS), see Lisa Kay Photography. You can also follow me at: Voguerista Twitter & Voguerista Soundcloud.

2016 Strictly Come Dancing Finale – Who Do You Think Will Win?

It’s the Finals of Strictly Come Dancing. The three remaining couples are performing THREE dances each in a bid to take home the coveted glitter ball trophy – their Favorite Dance, a Show dance, and the Judges’ Pick. To read more in detail, go here. I think Ore and Joanne are going to win. What do you think? If you tune into the show, let us know your thoughts and rank the couples in comments if interested. If you can’t watch it LIVE, let’s hope they will post videos at their Official You Tube page.

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December 17, 2016 I Written By

Hi, I have always been a big music and dancing fan, but, I'm also passionate about photography, nature, animals, and spending as much time as possible travelling and camping with my hubby and our loving and patriotic doggie, Cash. To read more on me and view my photos (including some dancers from DWTS), see Lisa Kay Photography. You can also follow me at: Voguerista Twitter & Voguerista Soundcloud.

Stunning Reviews For Gleb Savchencko, Elena Samodanova, Kristina Rihanoff, Alexey Balash In “One More Dance” – Photos

Sounds like Dancing With The Stars Gleb Savchencko, his wife Elena Samodanova, Strictly Come Dancing’s Kristina Rihanoff, and dancer and choreographer for the show, Alexey Balash took the UK by storm yesterday and last night with their “One Last Dance” show. If you go to the Daily Mail, you can read a review and see some stunning shots of them dancing. OMG, and I am especially loving this shot of Gleb and Elena. This Daily Mail link has some shots too. Below is some thoughts from some of my friends and followers and some social media coverage. Sue Magee (another friend) said she loved the show overall. Even though there could have been more with Gleb (Oh, I would so want the same! 🙂 ), she said it was wonderful to see him back in London! Also, he was on top form and great with the audience. Her favorite dances were with Gleb and Elena dancing to a Ghost routine and a very dramatic Malaguena with Kristina! There was also a mention on touring at twitter. If true, let’s hope they bring it to the States. Lot’s more below…..

ETA: Don’t miss some stunning HQ photos of the show by Fiona Whyte Photography HERE. You can also view a cool video below. Thanks to @jane9668 for the heads up. Beautiful!

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December 12, 2016 I Written By

Hi, I have always been a big music and dancing fan, but, I'm also passionate about photography, nature, animals, and spending as much time as possible travelling and camping with my hubby and our loving and patriotic doggie, Cash. To read more on me and view my photos (including some dancers from DWTS), see Lisa Kay Photography. You can also follow me at: Voguerista Twitter & Voguerista Soundcloud.

2016 Strictly Come Dancing Semi-Finals – Rank The Dances, Review The Shows, Judges, And Pro Numbers

Only FOUR couples left now on Strictly Come Dancing. If you tune into the show, let us know your thoughts and rank the couples in comments if interested. If you can’t watch it LIVE, let’s hope they will post videos at their Official You Tube page. More later and have fun!! We look forward to reading your comments as always.

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December 10, 2016 I Written By

Hi, I have always been a big music and dancing fan, but, I'm also passionate about photography, nature, animals, and spending as much time as possible travelling and camping with my hubby and our loving and patriotic doggie, Cash. To read more on me and view my photos (including some dancers from DWTS), see Lisa Kay Photography. You can also follow me at: Voguerista Twitter & Voguerista Soundcloud.

PureDWTS Gleb Savchencko And Elena Samodanova Talk On The “Strictly Curse”, One More Dance, And More

Dancing With The Stars Gleb Savchencko and Elena Samodanova were guests on “Loose Women” on ITV in the UK today. They talked on the “Strictly Curse”, their romance, and their new One More Dance show that takes place on Sunday. Video and photo below. You can also see some beautiful photos of them and more in detail at the Daily Mail. Beautiful Interview. Thanks to Andrea for finding the full interview. Tickets for “One More Dance” HERE.

Today @itv @loosewomen with my beautiful @elenasamodanova talking about @onemoredancelondon

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December 9, 2016 I Written By

Hi, I have always been a big music and dancing fan, but, I'm also passionate about photography, nature, animals, and spending as much time as possible travelling and camping with my hubby and our loving and patriotic doggie, Cash. To read more on me and view my photos (including some dancers from DWTS), see Lisa Kay Photography. You can also follow me at: Voguerista Twitter & Voguerista Soundcloud.

“One More Dance” Rehearsal Preview, New Photo With Gleb Savchencko And Kristina Rihanoff

Only six more days until the premiere of Gleb Savchencko, Elena Samodanova, and Kristina Rihanoff’s new UK Dance Show “One More Dance”. Gleb has been rehearsing for the new Dancing With The Stars Live tour, but, he flies to London this week. You can read all about it and see them rehearsing at Hello Magazine. Get your tickets HERE.

December 5, 2016 I Written By

Hi, I have always been a big music and dancing fan, but, I'm also passionate about photography, nature, animals, and spending as much time as possible travelling and camping with my hubby and our loving and patriotic doggie, Cash. To read more on me and view my photos (including some dancers from DWTS), see Lisa Kay Photography. You can also follow me at: Voguerista Twitter & Voguerista Soundcloud.

2016 Strictly Come Dancing Week 11 – Rank The Dances, Review The Shows, Judges, And Pro Numbers

Only five couples left now on Strictly Come Dancing. Also, it’s Musicals Week which is always good. If you tune in to the show, let us know your thoughts and rank the couples in comments if interested. If you can’t watch it LIVE, let’s hope they will post videos at their Official You Tube page. More later and have fun!! We look forward to reading your comments as always.

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December 3, 2016 I Written By

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