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:
43. Moment: Artem and Sharna’s Dismissal
Ahead of the 28th season of Dancing With the Stars, ABC announced some changes, but they all didn’t sit well with fans. The series boasted one of its best lineups of stars in recent years, but then surprised many with the exclusion of two of the show’s best pros. Ahead of season 28, longtime pros Artem Chigvintsev and Sharna Burgess were told they were not being brought back to the show, which was disappointing not only for them but for fans as well. What made the situation even worse was that Sharna’s exclusion meant she couldn’t even defend her title after finally securing a win in season 27.