Where are the celebrities of Season 1 now

Dancing with the Stars Just months away from returning for the 31st season, more than 15 years after the show started. The format of the show has remained mostly the same during that time, although the results and the ways in which fans can vote have changed over the years. when Dancing with the Stars It will return, and it will display the second biggest change in its history. After two seasons hosting Tyra Banks, the show moves from ABC to Disney+, becoming the first American reality show to be broadcast exclusively live.

Dancing with the Stars It is the American version of the British long-term programme Strictly come danceWhich provided the look of celebrities paired with professional dancers. Throughout the season, fans watch the Superstars learn how to tackle an art form they aren’t usually familiar with while competing for the coveted Mirrorball trophy. Fifteen years after the first modest season aired, Dancing with the Stars It became an important franchise for ABC, with hearty dance DVDs, books, short-lived spin-offs, a game, and a successful tour featuring professional dancers and a few celebrity contestants.

Although the first season only featured six contestants, the lineup was a sample of the kind of celebrity fans have come to expect of the show. he was there Unmarried Franchise star, beloved comedian, model, accomplished athlete, boy band member, and soap opera star. The season ran for six weeks from June 1 to July 6, 2005. Scroll to see what the contestants are up to today.

Trista Sutter and Louis van Amstel

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BSC Franchise was part of Dancing with the Stars since day one. Trista Sutter, who was the runner-up for the first season of BSC and the first Bachelorette He also helped open a third ABC show by appearing on Dancing with the Stars. She must have been lucky because all three shows are still airing. Unfortunately, Sutter was the first contestant to be eliminated. Amazingly, while many of The Bachelor’s relationships didn’t last, Sutter is still married to Ryan Sutter. They have two children. Sutter’s dance partner was Louis van Amstel, who appeared at ten Dancing with the Stars The most recent was in 2015 when he danced with Paula Deen.


Evander Holyfield and Edita Śliwińska

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Boxing legend Evander Holyfield was easily the biggest star of season one. Holyfield retired from boxing for good in 2012 at the age of 50. Then Dancing with the Starsappeared in Celebrity Big Brother UK In 2014 he participated in the Argentine dance show Bailando por un Sueno In 2016. Holyfield’s dancing partner was Edyta Śliwińska, who was last seen on Dancing with the Stars In season 22 when she danced with Geraldo Rivera.


Rachel Hunter and Jonathan Roberts

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Model Rachel Hunter became the first model to appear on the show in a long-running series. She has appeared on several other reality shows since then, including RuPaul’s Drag Race And Hollywood Medium. In 2012 and 2013, she worked as a judge in New Zealand’s Got Talent. She also starred in Rachel Hunter Beauty Tour For TV One, the state broadcaster in her native New Zealand. Her dancing partner was Jonathan Roberts, who appeared at only seven Dancing with the Stars of the seasons, making his final appearance in Season 9 as Macy Gray’s partner.


Joey McIntyre and Ashley Costa

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Season 29 featured Backstreet Boys singer AJ McLean, who would be the latest in a long line of boy bands to appear on the show. Back in season one, ABC brought in New Kids on the Block singer Joey McIntyre. He continued to perform with the band and was a celebrity in 2006 Dancing with the Stars a tour. In 2019, McIntryre appeared on Broadway in Waitress. McIntyre’s dancing partner was Ashley Costa, who appeared in the first three Dancing with the Stars seasons. She returned for Season 10, when she was paired up with Buzz Aldrin, but hasn’t returned since.


John O’Herley and Charlotte Jorgensen

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John O’Hurley is a lovable character actor known for playing J Peterman Seinfeld for hosting family feud And to tell the truth. O’Hurley continues to work on television and voice animation characters. His dance partner was Charlotte Jorgensen, who never came back for someone else Dancing with the Stars season.


Kelly Monaco and Alec Mazo

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Kelly Monaco is still seen on television almost every day. She plays Sam McCall on ABC Public Hospital She was previously featured as a different character in the solo show Port Charles. And he participated in Monaco with Alec Mazo, who participated in five matches Dancing with the Stars seasons. His final season was Season 9 when he danced with Natalie Coughlin.

Monaco and Mazo won the first season, but that was not without voting controversy. Fans thought Monaco’s victory was predetermined, so ABC aired a follow-up episode “Grudge Match” in September 2005, in which Monaco faced off with Mazu O’Herley and Jorgensen. O’Hurley won the special, and the winnings were donated to Golfers Against Cancer. Monaco later returned to Dancing with the Stars For the first All-Stars season in 2012.