Here’s Your Backstage Pass To America’s Favorite Celebrity Dancing Competition

The U.S. Version Was A Surprise To Everyone

Since its debut on June 1, 2005, the series has become a rating juggernaut. America’s Funniest Home Videos host, Tom Bergeron, told Boston Magazine that the experience was very unpredictable.

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“Even those of us in the midst of getting it ready to go on the air in 2005, while we all believed we had an entertaining show, that in and of itself is no guarantee. A lot of people have entertaining shows and they get canceled.”