Who knew that the Dancing with the Stars judges panels had feelings about the dancefloor pros? Well, fans figured they did. Some of those scores over the years sure seemed sketchy. But now, former celebrity contestants are spilling a few details.
Both former *NSync member Lance Bass and Vivica A. Fox said that ABC’s Dancing With the Stars judges were not the biggest fans of their partners.
On Thursday night’s series premiere of E!’s Overserved With Lisa Vanderpump, talk naturally turned to Dancing with the Stars, as they all competed on the ABC dance show at one time or another.
“I made it to week four and I was a sore loser,” said Vivica, adding that her partner Nick Kosovich was one of the “main reasons why we got kicked off.”
“You got to play the game,” she told the others. “My partner made too many requests.”
Lance commiserated, sharing that he had a similar experience with his partner, former So You Think You Can Dance alum Lacey Schwimmer.
“We were in the same boat,” he said. “My partner was new. She was the bad girl of the ballroom and the judges just hated her. We felt it.”
Lance added that although the two went on to the finale, the judges still had a bad attitude about the couple.
“We go have drinks at one of the judges’ houses and they had a little too much to drink and one of those judges was like, ‘You know we can’t stand your partner?'” said Lance. “I was like, ‘Why am I working my ass off then?'”
Vivica danced on the 3rd season of DWTS, while Lance made the finale on season 7. Lisa took part in the 16th season.