Dancing With The Stars Season 31 Premiere: Selma Blair Stuns And The First Star Is Eliminated

Published on September 20, 2022.

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The new season of Dancing with the Stars premiered last night!

Monday’s episode was the first episode that aired on Disney+, which marked the first live show to stream on the service.

The episode began with a show-stopping number from the professional dancers. Then, host Tyra Banks was joined for the first time by her new cohost, Alfonso Ribeiro.

Judges Len Goodman, Bruno Tonioli, Derek Hough and Carrie Ann Inaba returned to their roles as judges before the official competition began.

The competition was fierce throughout the evening and Goodman commented on how he couldn’t remember handing out 7’s or 8’s during a first night and this group “has great potential.”

As for the results, Shangela and Gleb Savchenko, Cheryl Ladd and Louis van Amstel, Selma Blair and Sasha Farber, Jordin Sparks and Brandon Armstrong, and Daniel Durant and Britt Stewart claimed the first five safe spots.

Sam Champion and Cheryl Burke were the final pairing to be safe, before it came down to Teresa Giudice and Pasha Pashkov and Peta Muratroyd and Jason Lewis in the bottom two. The judges all voted to save Teresa and Pasha, ultimately sending Jason and Peta home in week one.

Dancing with the Stars airs Mondays at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT on Disney+.

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