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Dancing With the Stars 2013

Dancing with the Stars is the name of several international television series based on the format of the British TV series Strictly Come Dancing, which is distributed by BBC Worldwide, the commercial arm of the BBC. Currently the format has been licensed to over 42 territories.[1] Australia was the first country to adapt the show which turned out to be a huge success with veteran Australian TV host Daryl Somers taking the show Live To Air once a week. Versions have also been produced in Albania, Argentina, Austria, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Bulgaria, Chile, China, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Israel, Italy, Japan, Latvia, Lebanon, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Pakistan, Peru, Poland, Romania, Russia, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Turkey, Ukraine, the United States, and Vietnam. As a result, the series became the world's most popular television program among all genres in 2006 and 2007, according to the magazine Television Business International,[2] reaching the Top 10 in 17 countries.

The show pairs a number of well known celebrities with professional ballroom dancers, who each week compete by performing one or more choreographed routines that are pertinent and follow the chosen theme for that particular weeks' prearranged theme. The dancers are then scored by a panel of judges. Viewers are given a certain amount of time to place votes for their favorite dancers, either by telephone or (in some countries) online. The couple with the lowest combined score provided by the judges and viewers is eliminated. This process continues until there are only two or three couples left; when they have competed for the last time one couple is declared the champion.
Franchise records
Professionals achieving three wins

Derek Hough, Raimondo Todaro and Kym Johnson are the only professionals in the history of the franchise to have achieved three championship wins.

    Derek Hough won his first championship in series seven of the American version of Dancing With the Stars with model/host Brooke Burke, his second in series ten with singer Nicole Scherzinger, and his third in series eleven with actress Jennifer Grey.
    Raimondo Todaro won his first championship in the Italian version of Dancing with the Stars called Ballando con le stelle with the former Miss Italy and television hostess, Cristina Chiabotto, during the second series of the show. He won again with the Olympic long-jump silver medalist, Fiona May, during the third series of the show. Four years later, Todaro won the sixth series of the show with the actress, Veronica Olivier.
    Kym Johnson is the only professional dancer to have won three championships from two different versions of Dancing with the Stars. She won series two of the Australian version with Tom Williams and series nine of the American version with Donny Osmond and series twelve with Hines Ward.

Professionals achieving two back-to-back wins

Cheryl Burke, Julianne Hough, Derek Hough, Alana Patience, Stefano Oliveri, Raimondo Todaro, Kelly Kainz, Marianne Eihilt, Leila Akcelik, Rafał Maserak, Matti Puro and Marcus van Teijlingen have all won two championships back-to-back.

Cheryl Burke won her first Dancing With The Stars USA Championship with the 98 Degrees boy band member Drew Lachey in the second series, and she won her second championship with American National Football League star Emmitt Smith in the third series. Julianne Hough won her first championship with the Olympic speed skating gold medalist Apolo Anton Ohno in the fourth series, and her second championship with the Indianapolis 500 champion Helio Castroneves in the fifth series. Derek Hough achieved back to back championships with singer Nicole Scherzinger in series ten, and then with actress Jennifer Grey in series eleven.

Alana Patience of the Australian version, won series ten with television personality Rob Palmer and then series eleven with celebrity chef Manu Feildel. Stefano Oliveri won his first championship on Dancing with the Stars New Zealand with his dance partner Suzanne Paul, an infomercial hostess in New Zealand during series three, and he won his second title during series four with the netball champion Temepara George.

Raimondo Todaro won his first championship in the Italian version of Dancing with the Stars called Ballando con le stelle with the former Miss Italy and television hostess Cristina Chiabotto during the second series of the show. He won again with the Olympic long jump silver medalist Fiona May during the third series of the show. Kelly Kainz won her first championship on the Austrian version of Dancing with the Stars with singer Manuel Ortega in the second series, and she won her second title in series three with singer, comedian and TV host Klaus Eberhartinger. Marianne Eihilt won series four of the Danish version of Dancing with the Stars, called Vild med dans, along with actor Robert Hansen. She won series five with shot put Olympic medalist Joachim B. Olsen. Leila Akcelik won series three of the Belgian version of Dancing with the Stars, called Sterren op de Dansvloer, along with actor Antony Arandia. She won series four with actor Louis Talpe. Rafał Maserak won series ten of the Polish version of Dancing with the Stars, called Taniec z Gwiazdami, along with actress Anna Mucha. He won series eleven with actress Julia Kamińska. Matti Puro won the sixth series of the Finnish version of Dancing with the Stars, called Tanssii tähtien kanssa, with model Viivi Pumpanen and the seventh series with comedian Krisse Salminen. Marcus van Teijlingen won the second and the third season of the Dutch version of Dancing with the Stars with Barbara de Loor and Helga van Leur.
Other professionals with two wins

Mark Ballas, Luda Kroiter, Kym Johnson, Christian Polanc, Kamila Kajak, Stefano Terrazzino and Andy Kainz are the only professional dancers to have won two series that were not back-to-back. Mark Ballas won in series six of the American version with his partner Kristi Yamaguchi, and he won in Season eight with his partner Shawn Johnson. Kym Johnson won in Season nine with Donny Osmond and again in series twelve with Hines Ward. Christian Polanc won the German version of Dancing with the Stars with Soap-Opera actor Susan Sideropoulos in series two and won the fourth Season with Maite Kelly, member of The Kelly Family. Andy Kainz, the husband of Kelly Kainz, won in the first series of the Austrian version of Dancing with the Stars with musical singer Marika Lichter, and he won again in series five with journalist and TV host Claudia Reiterer. Together, Andy and Kelly Kainz won four out of five championships in Austria. Luda won series 8 of DWTS Australia with Luke Jakobs and the 12th series with Johnny Ruffo.
Other records for participating dancers

In New Zealand, Carol-Ann Hickmore is the only female professional dancer to win. She won in season two with the former rugby player Norm Hewitt. Ms. Hickmore later became a dancing judge for series three and four after the series one judge Donna Dawson had to leave the program. In Austria, Andy Kainz is the only male professional dancer to win; his wife Kelly Kainz won in series 2 after he had won in series 1. Julianne Hough became the youngest professional dancer in Dancing with the Stars in the United States when she danced with the speed skater Apolo Anton Ohno during series four at the age of 18. Shawn Johnson became the youngest contestant on Dancing with the Stars in the United States in series eight after participating at the age of 17. She went on to become the youngest-ever winner of the dance contest.
Cheryl Burke and Tony Dovolani are the longest tenured professional dancers in "Dancing With The Stars", appearing in seasons 2 through 15 of the American version, a total of 14 series and counting. In the original British version of the TV program, Strictly Come Dancing, Anton du Beke, Erin Boag, and Brendan Cole have danced in each series. In the New Zealand version, Rebecca Nicholson is the only professional dancer to have appeared in every series. Jill Halfpenny and Darren Bennett were the first couple ever to receive a "perfect forty" score in the contest, this was in Strictly Come Dancing in the series two finale. Malena Belafonte and Silas Holst were the first couple to receive a "perfect forty" in the semi-finals 2009 in the Danish version series 6.

Despite not receiving a "perfect forty", Alesha Dixon is currently the most successful contestant to ever take part in Strictly Come Dancing, with an average point score of 36.5/40, the highest average score from any contestant to ever take part in the show. Alesha joined the Strictly Come Dancing judging panel in September 2009.[3]

Despite not winning the series, Natasza Urbańska is currently the most successful contestant to ever take part in Taniec z gwiazdami (Polish version), with an average point score of 39.2/40, the highest average score from any contestant to ever take part in the show. Her husband joined the Taniec z gwiazdami judging panel in September 2011 and Natasza became presenter in 2011.
Professionals who have participated in two different versions

Charissa van Dipte, Brian Fortuna, Hayley Holt, Kym Johnson, Tobias Karlsson, Jan Kliment, Natalie Lowe, Pascal Maassen, Aerjen Mooijweer, Stefano Olivieri, Milan Placko, Kimberley Smith, Jeroen Struijlaart, Csaba Szirmai, Stefano Terrazzino, Marcus van Teijlingen and Ingrid Thompson have appeared on two different versions of Dancing with the Stars.

Kym Johnson is the only professional dancer to win two different versions of DWTS. She won twice on the American versions with Donny Osmond and Hines Ward and the Australian version with Tom Williams.

Brian Fortuna danced one series in the United States, and he has since competed in Strictly Come Dancing. Hayley Holt appeared in the New Zealand version of Dancing with the Stars and also in Strictly Come Dancing in Great Britain. Ms. Johnson has danced on the American and the Australian versions of the show, while Tobias Karlsson has appeared in both the Danish and the Swedish versions. Natalie Lowe took part in Dancing with the Stars Australia 2004–2008 but has danced with Ricky Whittle and in 2010 with Scott Maslen in Strictly Come Dancing UK. Stefano Olivieri and Csaba Szirmai have appeared in both the Australian and the New Zealand versions. Charissa van Dipte, Pascal Maassen, Aerjen Mooijweer, Kimberley Smith, Jeroen Struijlaart and Marcus van Teijlingen appeared in both the Belgian and one of the two Dutch versions. Ingrid Beate Thompson appeared in the Norwegian and the Swedish versions of the show. Milan Placko dance 3 series in the Slovak version of the show (with Helena Vondráčková) and he dance one series in the Polish version (Taniec z gwiazdami) with Helena Vondráčková. Jan Kliment danced one series in the Czech version of the show and also he danced 4 series in polish version of the show. Stefano Terrazzino danced 6 series in polish version of the show and also he danced in 2 German series of the show.

Brendan Cole is a judge in the New Zealand TV series, and he is a professional dancer in the British version of the show, Strictly Come Dancing. There, he won the first series with the British TV news announcer, Natasha Kaplinsky. Lilia Kopylova appeared as a professional dancer in the British version, Strictly Come Dancing, and is now head judge on the Turkish version, Yok Böyle Dans.

The Bulgarian version of the program shares some dancers with the Vietnamese version. None of the professionals in the latter are Vietnamese.
Stars who have participated in two different versions

Marcin Mroczek (Ukrainian & Polish version), Helena Vondráčková (Polish & Slovak version) have appeared on two different versions of Dancing with the Stars.
Former competitors as hosts

Eight competitors have also hosted the TV show. The winner of series one of Strictly Come Dancing, Natasha Kaplinsky, stood in for the hostess Tess Daly, who was on maternity leave during series two. In the United States, the winner of series two of Dancing with the Stars, Drew Lachey, filled in for the hostess Samantha Harris, who was also on maternity leave for series five; Harris left the show after series nine and was replaced by series seven winner Brooke Burke. In Austria, the winner of series three, Klaus Eberhartinger, replaced the host Alfons Haider during series four. In series five, he was back as host while Klaus Eberhartinger filled in for him as a judge. In Vietnam, the series 1 runner-up Đoan Trang has taken the role of hostess due to Thanh Vân's pregnancy. In Poland, Katarzyna Skrzynecka from series one of Taniec z gwiazdami was host by 11 series (series 2-12). Piotr Gąsowski from series two became host on series 6. The runner-up of series ten, Natasza Urbańska became host in series 13. In The Netherlands, Lieke van Lexmond from the second series was the host of the fourth season of Dancing with the stars. Former host of the Dutch DWTS Sylvana Simons became later a competitor of the Dutch Strictly Come Dancing.
Judges in two different versions

Euvgenia Parakhina judges for the first time in de first season of the Dutch version of Strictly Come Dancing and the same year she became the new judge of the Belgium version Sterren op de Dansvloer. Parakhina was during the first and third season of the Dutch Dancing with the Stars one of the professionals.

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