Thanks to reality TV, we get to see celebrities – with either a natural talent for dancing or with two left feet – get their groove on the stage with bona fide dancers. On Dancing with the Stars, celebrities are paired with professional dancers in hopes of being the last pair standing. The winners get a cash prize and the mirror ball trophy. Ever since ABC first premiered the show in 2005, some pretty notable celebs have competed for the chance to take home the trophy.
It’s been 28 seasons, and the show doesn’t look like it’s going anywhere anytime soon. Like most reality shows, this one has its secrets too. Viewers have long speculated that parts of the show aren’t as honest as the producers make them appear to be. From fibs of spray-tanning to actually rigging the show, this one is for the show’s fans as well as those who are simply curious about what really goes down behind the scenes of America’s guilty pleasure TV show.