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  • Writer's pictureKristyn Burtt

'Dancing with the Stars' & 'DWTS New Zealand' — What's the Difference?

Did you ever wonder what the difference was between the U.S. version of Dancing with the Stars and the international versions of the series? There are plenty of distinctions between Strictly Come Dancing and DWTS, but the other franchises most resemble the U.S. show.

Julz Tocker is a judge on the New Zealand show, he's a former troupe member on DWTS and my former co-host on the DWTS Aftershow on AfterBuzz TV. (Season 18 was a wild time!) He walked us through all of the similarities and variances of the two shows. He also shared his crazy quarantine story about trying to get to New Zealand in time for the season. Did he make it?

If you are looking for more wild times, check out our interview with Benji & Lacey Schwimmer.


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