Producers were really hoping to bag themselves a big star — Martha would’ve been interesting to watch cha-cha-cha on the show, but since she denied the offer, execs were back on the search for a big name to attract viewers.
Nene Leakes was supposedly a “last minute” decision that was made in hopes that the reality star can help the show’s ratings boost up which saw a slight drop last season.
They decided to give her a big pay cheque because they think she’ll be entertaining.
We certainly think otherwise, but then again we’re not producers of the show so why should we care what they spend their money on?? Haha.
Martha Stewart turned the show down because she has no interest in possibly embarrassing herself on national television. She’s already making millions a year from her book deals alone so why sign up for a program when she can’t dance?
Pop sensation (but not Bieber status) Austin did want to appear on the show and show off his dance moves, but there was one slight problem. According to his rep, the singer is wayyy too busy to be on Dancing with the Stars and the schedules would’ve conflicted.
I might have been interested to tune in had they gotten Martha on the show — she’s old and would’ve made a fool of herself knowing that she can’t dance, and that’s what I like to see. I don’t want to see Nene Leakes’ overdramatic personality overshadowing everyone else. Ugh.
But on top of that, producers have announced a new twist. “This season, America will be given the power to vote and change celebrities and professional dance pairings.”
“This new rule will affect all couples as they will be required to switch partners at a point in the season. Never before have dance partnerships been split up during the course of competition.”
This has got to be the worst twist of any talent show, right? I’m gonna need to think long and hard on whether I want to sit down and watch this disastrous season.
In all honesty, I think Martha Stewart turned the show down because the people that are on DWTS are not even celebrities. No shade but Cody Simpson? I’ve heard his name once… when he was dating Kylie Jenner and supposedly leaked pics of her kissing him. *sigh.