The Dancing with the Stars 10th Anniversary special is must-see TV this week, with a long list of former DWTS celebrity dancers returning to the dance floor. Originally scheduled to air on May 14, ABC rescheduled the anniversary celebration to Tuesday, April 28.
This week, the Week 7 “Eras Night” competition will air on Monday, with one couple facing elimination at the end of the night. The double elimination was moved to May 5. On Tuesday, the one-hour anniversary special will begin at 8 p.m. ET on ABC, with a cast of more than 45 people, including hosts, returning celebrities, and pro-dancers from this season and seasons past.
— Official DWTS (@DancingABC) April 24, 2015
WetPaint calls Tuesday night’s 10th anniversary special an “extraordinary celebration.” The lineup of celebrity and pro dancers, in addition to a performance of “Lady Marmalade” by Patti LaBelle is sure to be a hit with DWTS fans.
“Viewers can expect to see exciting new routines, with everything from an NFL football player ensemble to a ‘bromance’ dance.”
Here’s the scoop from Pure DWTS on what fans can expect on Tuesday night’s Dancing with the Stars 10th Anniversary Special: Superbowl Champions Donald Driver, Hines Ward, Kurt Warner, Jacoby Jones, Emmitt Smith, Michael Irvin, and Jerry Rice will perform a Latin Paso Doble with Karina Smirnoff, Emma Slater, and Anna Trebunskaya.
Nine Mirrorball winners will perform on stage, with a special dance showdown between Meryl Davis and Maksim Chmerkovskiy (Season 18 winners), and Alfonso Ribeiro and Witney Carson (Season 19 winners).
— Tom Bergeron (@Tom_Bergeron) April 21, 2015
Fans can also expect to see performances by prior DWTS celebrity dancers including, Katherine Jenkins, Chelsea Kane, Kristi Yamaguchi, Amy Purdy, Maria Menounos, Melissa Rycroft, Kelly Monaco, and more.
Patti LaBelle, who was eliminated in Week 6, will sing her hit song “Lady Marmalade” with Lil’ Kim and Amber Riley. There will be surprises around every corner as celebrities come together to celebrate this momentous occasion.”
Aside from all of the celebs and fabulous pro-dancers, there’s one “first” that will be happening as the cast celebrates the 10th year of Dancing with the Stars. According to People, a pregnant dancer will be on the dance floor on Tuesday night — Katherine Jenkins (Season 14) is currently four months along, and will be the first pregnant celeb dancer to perform in the show’s history.
Tune in Monday night for the Week 7 competition, followed by Tuesday night’s one-hour Dancing with the Stars anniversary special on ABC-TV.