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Some Dancing With the Stars critics are hammering the show for the perceived unfair advantage of trained dancers Corbin Bleu and Elizabeth Berkley.

Dancing With the Stars Season 17 Cast

The Dancing With the Stars cast was revealed yesterday and includes Snooki, Leah Remini, Valerie Harper and even Bill Nye the Science Guy.

But it’s Bleu and Berkley who have already sparked some controversy due to their due to their extensive dance training and Broadway experience.

“It’s not fair!” one stage producer said. “They have the muscle memory about the ways to do this. I think it’s dishonest that [DWTS doesn’t] level the playing field.”


Elizabeth Berkley called upon her dance training for her role in cult classic Showgirls back in 1995, and met her husband, Greg Lauren, in a dance class in 2000.

Actor Corbin Bleu, 24, has been similarly devoted to dance during his career since beginning jazz and ballet lessons around age the age of two.

He was one of the first students accepted to the prestigious Debbie Allen Dance Academy, and put those skills to work in High School Musical in 2006.

Four years later, he danced on Broadway as a star of In The Heights and just one year after that, appeared on Season 13 of Dancing With The Stars.

Yes, he was a featured dancer on one results show.

So does having trained dancers like Elizabeth and Corbin compete raise the overall level of competition? Or does it defeat the purpose of the show?

Fans of the show are split, with some celebrating the casting and others ranting angrily, while also calling out Christina Milian and her short lived pop career.

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