'Dancing With the Stars' deception? Wendy Williams alleges, 'They script what you say'
TODAY – Another former “Dancing With the Stars” contestant has stepped up to accuse the long-running reality competition of a bit of fakery.
Wendy Williams, who competed in season 12 alongside pro Tony Dovolani, addressed her concerns while visiting TODAY Thursday to promote her new romance novel, “Hold Me in Contempt.”
“When they put you in the room and you have to talk to the camera about your experience — you know, the one-on-one with the camera — I was letting people know that they script what you say,” Williams explained to Carson Daly.
“You’re not the right person to script, that’s for sure,” Daly replied.
In 2012, the show faced accusations of rigging from former contestant Hope Solo. The soccer star claimed in her memoir that after a “secret memo” went around saying she and partner Maksim Chmerkovskiy were going to be eliminated, the pro created drama with the judges so producers would keep the pair in the competition.
The issue of fakery came up again after Dovolani’s current partner, “Real Housewives of Atlanta” star Nene Leakes, was shown walking out of rehearsal in a huff on Monday’s episode, generating some drama.
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