Since premiering in June, 2005, Dancing With the Stars has become one of the most popular reality competition series on TV and with more than 25 seasons under its belt, it has had more than its fair share of drama and controversy. From celebrity castings that caused fans to call for boycotts to absolutely surprising wins and even bigger eliminations, there is a lot to look back in terms of Dancing With the Stars’ controversy. Check out all of the most buzzed about and disappointing castings, moments, and wins ranked:
41. Moment: All Athletes Season
Season 26 of Dancing With the Stars got off on the wrong foot and never righted itself. Since really hitting its stride in season three, Dancing With the Stars has aired every September and March without fail, so fans were beginning to panic when March 2018 came and went and there was no word of season 26. Eventually it was revealed to fans that season 26 was coming but at the end of April, which meant the season was only four weeks long! If fans weren’t angry enough about the shortened season it was nothing compared to when it was announced that the entire cast was only athletes. While athletes have been a large part of Dancing With the Stars each season, many were not thrilled that the entire season was only athletes competing and unsurprisingly it had the lowest ratings of any season before it.