Dancing With the Stars first premiered on June 1, , introducing a completely different kind of reality show. The ABC program quickly became popular among curious viewers who tuned in every week to see if their favorite couple would be quickstepping to the next round or voted off of the dance floor — and, over ten years later, DWTS is more popular than ever. However, as fans of the show know, DWTS can sometimes feel like it's as much of a dating show as it is a dance competition. Throughout the years it's been on the air, DWTS has spawned numerous real-life relationships, as well as countless relationship rumors. While many of these buzzed-about romances — or "showmances, " as fans call them — end shortly after the cameras stop rolling, some DWTS couples have managed to make their relationships work in the real world. From short-lived romances and surprise engagements to never-confirmed-relationships, and everything in-between, here's the truth about your favorite Dancing With the Stars couples.
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Currently the format has been licensed to 60 territories. Versions have also been produced in dozens of countries across the world. As a result, the series became the world's most popular television program among all genres in and , according to the magazine Television Business International ,  reaching the Top 10 in 17 countries. The show pairs a number of well known celebrities with professional ballroom dancers, who each week compete by performing one or more choreographed routines that follow the prearranged theme for that particular week.
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Derek Hough and Hayley Erbert have a perfectly adorable relationship. Not only do they make their dancing look effortless, they somehow make their relationship look effortless as well. He's one of the many new roles on DWTS as some of the long-standing hosts and judges have left the show. He and his sister Julianne have toured with their live dance performances for years, and now they even teamed up , along with Erbert, for a television special titled "The Disney Family Sing-Along," an at-home singalong event for everyone quarantined due to coronavirus.
Dancing with the Stars wrapped up season 29 and crowned another mirrorball trophy winner. Congrats Kaitlyn Bristowe! Even in , the show and the dances must go on. The ballroom looked and sounded a bit different with no full cast dance numbers, no fans in the stands, and only a few virtual cameos from judge extraordinaire Len Goodman.