Dancing with the Stars may be sprinkled with glitter and ooze gallons of glam, but according to actress and show all-star Kirstie Alley, it’s the most honest reality program of them all.
The outspoken and brutally truthful former star of Cheers, who will reunite with pro partner Maksim Chmerkovskiy for a second go at Mirrorball glory when DWTS premieres on September 24, tweeted her thoughts to fans on August 16. She wrote “Just wanted to say..DWTS is THE most REAL reality show on TV..what u see is what u get.. It’s tough and sparkly and 100% The REAL DEAL!!”
Fans are no doubt in for a treat when the new season premieres, as Alley and Chmerkovskiy were one of season 12’s most entertaining couples. They counterbalanced one another’s personalities quite well, and managed to use their near 30-year age difference to their advantage. A combination of good dancing and popularity propelled them to a second place finish, which both would surely love to upgrade this season. Although it’s unfair that some celebs aren’t paired with their original partners, it’ll be entertaining to see how Alley and Chmerkovskiy’s relationship continues to evolve over the course of the season.
Tune in to ABC at 8 p.m. on September 24 to check out debut all-star performances from Alley and Chmerkovskiy, as well as Pamela Anderson and Tristan MacManus, Shawn Johnson and Derek Hough, and the rest of the glittering new cast.