When the contestants on Dancing With the Stars are good, they are very, very good. But when they’re bad, they’re downright awful. In 24 seasons on ABC, the reality TV competition has given us plenty of both, too — from celebrities with a surprising knack for ballroom dancing, to those that make us cringe with second-hand embarrassment.
Sometimes, it comes down to a lack of chemistry between partners. Sometimes, it just turns out that the contestants in question just don’t have any rhythm. Here are the 25 worst performances in DWTS history.
25. Chris Kattan and Witney Carson
When a comedian enters the fray on Dancing With the Stars, it’s sometimes hard to predict if they’re taking the competition seriously. It seemed like Saturday Night Live alum Chris Kattan was, at least, doing his best to learn his steps. But his time on stage with partner Witney Carson ended up being more about a tribute to his popular Night at the Roxbury character than it did about the Cha Cha.
Sure, it was funny, and a nice little dose of ‘90s nostalgia. But Kattan’s actual moves left much to be desired. The judges awarded the couple a mere 17 points, and he was the first contestant eliminated in Season 24.