Dancing With The Stars To Be Flicked From SEVEN?
There are rumours Dancing With The Stars will be dropped by SEVEN with Network NINE considering buying the rights to the show.
The Daily Telegraph reports money and finding time in the packed schedule as being an issue.
A limited list of potential contestants and the high production values on new show Celebrity Splash are said to be the reasons behind the decision by Seven.
“Dancing hasn’t got the green-light yet,” an insider said. “Celebrity Splash is super expensive. It was expensive for Seven to buy to begin with, and the production costs are huge as well, especially the insurance for the talent.
“There’s no real place for Dancing this year. There’s a lot of reality TV in the works with Splash, My Kitchen Rules and The X Factor later in the year. It wouldn’t really be missed.”Speculation has started that Nine, who originally wanted the rights to the show when it was introduced in 2004, are considering picking it up.
A Seven spokesperson said it was in pre-production, but NINE when asked about the issue were either being cheeky or deluded saying “We do have a habit of reformatting shows and making them better.”
Hmm were they thinking of Big Brother, I thought the jury was still out on that.
In other Celebrity Splash news there is a rumour circulating that Grant Denyer might be the host of the show now he has quit Sunrise. Hopefully this is not true and either Tom Williams or some other person gets the gig. (Source: Daily Telegraph)