ABC’s Dancing With the Stars is more complicated to put into production than a lot of other competition reality shows. As well as finding willing celebrity participants who fit the “star” description well enough, they also have the trouble of filling the difficult role of professional dancers for every season and then have to match up the stars and their pro partners as reasonably as possible. Fans are well aware that there has been a large revolving door of pros over the seasons, and while some have become more popular than the stars themselves, others have struggled in the role and perhaps are best left to dancing on their own. Even some of the best dancers don’t necessarily fit as a DWTS pro, and here are 11 that probably should have never been cast.
11. Keo Motsepe
Keoikantse “Keo” Motsepe is one of the newest Dancing With the Stars professional to join the show; unfortunately it doesn’t seem that it is the role for him. He joined the series in season 19 and was the very first eliminated along with partner Lolo Jones. He didn’t fair much better the next season when he and partner Charlotte McKinney were eliminated third, and he was once again eliminated first along with Chaka Khan in season 21. In his fourth run, he did marginally better, placing 6th with Fuller House star Jodie Sweetin, but over the four seasons he participated, fans realized he wasn’t sure how to properly go about being a strict but reasonable teacher and bring all of the flare judges and audiences are used to. Motsepe was not brought back for season 23, and that may not have been a bad decision.Photo by Broadimage/REX