‘Dancing With the Stars’ Fans Beg for an All-Star Season: ‘It Would Be Iconic’ for These Celebs to Compete Again
Dancing with the Stars has been a part of the ABC lineup for 30 seasons. During that time, hundreds of celebrities have competed for a mirrorball trophy. However, only a small number have made it to the top three of their season. Therefore, there are a plethora of talented celebrity dancers who missed out on their moment in the spotlight, leading fans to Reddit where they begged for an All-Star season, claiming “it would be iconic” to see some of their favorites return to the ballroom.
‘Dancing with the Stars’ has only had one All-Star season
In 30 seasons, there has only been one All-Star season of Dancing with the Stars.
Despite its star-studded casts, DWTS had only done one all-star season back in 2012.
Season 15’s cast consisted entirely of previous celebrity contestants from across the years. It was the first time previous contestants returned to the ballroom to vie for the coveted mirror ball trophy.
Olympians and former DWTS winners Apolo Ohno (season 4) and Shawn Johnson (season 8) appeared alongside fellow champs from seasons’ past. These included 98 Degrees member Drew Lachey (season 2), former Dallas Cowboys star Emmitt Smith (season 3), Brazilian race car driver Helio Castroneves (season 5), and soap star Kelly Monaco (season 1).
Actors Pamela Anderson (season 10) and Kirstie Alley (season 12), actor Gilles Marini (season 8), and ‘N Sync singer Joey Fatone (season 4) also competed.
Rounding out the pack was Bristol Palin (season 11) and TV personality Melissa Rycroft (season 8).
Who won the series only All-Star season?
The winners of season 15 were Melissa Rycroft and pro-Tony Dovolani. It was the first win for Dovolani, who joined the series in season 2. He and celebrity partner Stacy Keibler placed third.
Subsequently, Dovolani and Rycroft were paired for season 8 where they came in third place.
‘Dancing with the Stars’ fans beg for a second season featuring top performing, eliminated celebrities
Several names tossed out for consideration by viewers were celebrity dancers, including Riker Lynch (season 20), Milo Manheim (season 27), Nikki Bella (season 25), and Heather Morris (season 24).
“Omg, Riker and Daniella (Karagach) would snag that mirrorball so fast, it would be iconic,” penned one follower.
“I would love Milo back with Whitney (Carson),” claimed a second fan.
“I think Nikki would return. She’s said before how much she loves dancing with Artem (Chigvinstev) and is always looking for a reason to do it,” wrote a third Instagram user.
“If the contestant got out early like Heather, then I feel like it’ll still be exciting to watch her with their OG partner because she didn’t do many dances/have this full journey,” explained a fourth viewer.
Dancing with the Stars is currently on hiatus.