dancing with the stars

  • “Dancing With the Stars” in the US is a spin-off of the UK’s show “Strictly Come Dancing.”
  • There have been several versions of the show made worldwide.
  • Judges, pros, and stars from the original have appeared on various adaptations.

You may be familiar with the competition show format of celebrities pairing up with professional dancers to compete for a prize. What you may not know is this format has been replicated all over the world. 

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Here’s what the show looks like in different countries.

It all started in the UK with “Strictly Come Dancing.”

This was the original, modern-day celebrity dancing competition show. It’s been airing since 2004 and has featured celebrities such as Spice Girl Emma Bunton and singer Pixie Lott. Original judge Bruno Tonioli now also judges on the US version “Dancing With the Stars.”

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The US has “Dancing With the Stars.”

Since “Dancing With the Stars” premiered in the US on June 1, 2005, the show has crowned 26 champions (or 27 if you count that weird season one dance-off), revived several celebrity careers, and propelled pro dancers to stardom.

Isreal’s show is called “Rokdim Im Kokhavim.”

Israel’s “Rokdim Im Kokhavim” began in 2005 and ended in 2012. It was groundbreaking during its seven seasons. It featured the first same-sex pairing with sports presenter Gili Shem Tov and professional dancer Dorit Milman and a controversial vote to reinstate eliminated contestants.

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