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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.

They write:

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)

8 comments

1 Littlepetal { 03.30.13 at 7:30 pm }

I always thought Kerrie Anne Kenerly is the perfect host for DWTS. Looks like this is not going to happen. I am also wondering is KAK still with C7 as she was on The Project with the panel recently. Even hubby said isn’t she with C7

2 brain dead dave { 03.30.13 at 7:47 pm }

Ch 9 actually made Big Brother worse …and that’s not easy. Still the crap Network.

3 A.P { 03.30.13 at 7:47 pm }

I thought the same thing Littlepetal, Kerrie Anne is perfect for DWTS, it would be more successful with her hosting , but they also need good stars , not 3rd rate ones.
Channel 7 would be crazy to let her go, why isn’t she on Sunrise or the Morning Show?
I couldn’t stand Grant or Tom hosting Celebrity Splash!

4 littlepetal { 03.30.13 at 7:51 pm }

Giaan Rooney is now with C7. She could be the one hosting Celebrity Splash. Swimmer, diving, water, isn’t it all related?

5 Dr T { 03.30.13 at 10:54 pm }

I heard Kerrie O’Brien had quit ABC and was coming across co-host Celebrity Splash with Grant Denyer

6 Daisy { 03.30.13 at 11:10 pm }

Kerrie O’Brien??? That’s a strange choice. He’s not much of a ‘splash’ kind of a guy. Well maybe we”l find out otherwise.

7 Georgie { 03.30.13 at 11:59 pm }

Lol Dr T you’re funny. Is it Kerry or you looking for some comic relief?

8 Reality Raver { 03.31.13 at 9:44 am }

Kerrie O’Brien would be great with his wry grin.

I think Kerrie Ann would make a great host for Celebrity Splash she is good at keeping a show going and this is one program that is going to have a lot of filler.
LIttle Petal you might be on the money re: Gian Rooney but it is a big risk for an exy show to put an untested host.