Part of our attraction to reality television is the possibility of humiliation. And that goes doubly so for any television program that features non-professional dancers trying to dance. Though Dancing with the Stars has seen quite a few celebrities prove themselves surprisingly accomplished on the dance floor, somehow we find ourselves more often remembering the stars who were humiliated. It makes for compelling television, and it reminds us that even the most acclaimed stars can’t be good at everything.
Here are a few of our favorite times that big-name celebrities bombed on Dancing with the Stars.
1. Wendy Williams
Fox’s daytime talk show host, Wendy Williams, never seemed to get past fumbling with her feet during her thankfully short time on the series. Despite partner Tony Dovolani’s best efforts, Williams’ lackluster performances made them the second couple eliminated in Season 12.
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