BBC Worldwide Productions

Dancing with the Stars is a reality television show that pairs professional dancers with celebrities who come from genres such as television, music, and sports. The show began on ABC in 2005, was based on the United Kingdoms series Strictly Come Dancing, and now airs versions around the world. Pairs learn new dances weekly that are scored by a panel of judges and voted on by viewers, with another couple typically eliminated each week until a winner lays claim to a Mirrorball trophy in the finale. Former Dancing with the Stars winners include Kristi Yamaguchi, Kellie Pickler, Donny Osmond, and Nicole Scherzinger.