Dancing With The Stars: The 10 Most Controversial Mirrorball Wins
Dancing with the Stars has a hugely dedicated fan base who always want to make sure that the competition is fair and that the best dancers win. But sometimes there are bumps along the road, and the results of the competition are not always what fans think they should be. This list takes a look at the 10 most controversial Mirrorball trophy wins to date:
10. Drew Lachey and Cheryl Burke
While there wasn’t much controversy over these two winning the Mirrorball after their memorable freestyle dance to “Save a Horse, Ride a Cowboy,” it was the supposed romantic relationship between them that spurned a lot of fans. Whether the rumors were true or not remains unknown, but the tabloids had a field day and kept these two in the limelight well past their time on the show.
9. Alfonso Ribeiro and Witney Carson
Alfonso Ribeiro’s Mirrorball win with Witney Carson was much protested because of Ribeiro’s previous dance experience. Besides his infamous Carlton dance on The Fresh Prince of Bel Air, the actor was also trained to tap dance by Broadway professionals for “The Tap Dance Kid.” He was called out by OK magazine and responded, “The only dancing I’ve ever done was tap dancing and that was yes, on Broadway, but they taught me how to tap dance on the show. I’ve never taken any dance classes. When people call me a professional dancer that’s actually so incorrect.” But that experience may have just won him the competition at the end of season 19.