Dancing with the Stars is CANCELLED: Channel 10 confirms the show hosted by Grant Denyer and Amanda Keller won’t return next year after disappointing ratings
Channel 10 has confirmed that Dancing with the Stars will not be returning in 2021.
‘We have decided to hang up our dancing shoes, lycra pants and sequined jackets for the time being,’ a network spokesperson told Daily Mail Australia on Thursday.
‘We would like to express our sincere thanks and gratitude to all those involved in the show, in particular Amanda Keller and Grant Denyer, who were fabulous hosts, as well as all the judges, dancers, the stars and of course the crew.’
It’s over! Dancing With The Stars Australia has been dumped from Network Ten’s programming schedule for 2021. Pictured are the show’s hosts Grant Denyer and Amanda Keller
It comes days after reports surfaced claiming that judge Tristan MacManus being scouted to host Studio 10 was a sign Dancing with the Stars’ days were numbered.
‘DWTS is gone. It won’t be back and that is why Tristan is on Studio 10, as he has a network contract and they can’t just get rid of him,’ a source told New Idea.
Dancing with the Stars originally aired from 2004 to 2015 on Channel Seven, before moving to Channel 10 in 2019 with new hosts Grant Denyer and Amanda Keller.
‘We have decided to hang up our dancing shoes, lycra pants and sequined jackets for the time being,’ a Network 10 spokesperson told Daily Mail Australia on Thursday. Pictured contestant Courtney Act [L] with dance partner Joshua Keefe [R]
‘Dancing with the Stars is gone’: It has been claimed that judge Tristan MacManus’ [R] move to the Studio 10 couch alongside Sarah Harris [L] in September was a huge indicator that the dance series had seen its last days
Last year’s series saw comedian Celia Pacquola, 37, take the crown alongside her professional dance partner Jarryd Byrne.
Earlier this year, the coronavirus pandemic forced the show to be filmed without a studio audience for its later episodes.
The cancellation means host Grant will be suddenly without a job for the fourth time since joining Channel 10 in 2014.
His previous shows Family Feud, The Great Australian Spelling Bee and Game of Games have all been given the boot.
Setbacks: Host Grant will be without a job for the fifth time. His shows, Family Feud, The Great Australian Spelling Bee and Game of Games have all been given the boot