The All Star season took a tumble in the ratings due to the lack of care the show runners took in giving some past winners their original partner and others not. Ballroom dancing is all about the partnership, and that journey on dwts it’s not an individual sport, so either everyone gets a new partner or no one does. That season reeked of manipulation and infighting. Cheryl had 3 former partners who returned so they should have given her Apolo, I would have loved to see how rival Karina would have danced with Emmitt, and then Gilles wouldn’t have been so put off dancing with Peta. He was a douche sure, but he was pissy because the fix was in. And it was silly to include Bristol and Kirstie Alley or Pam Anderson, none of whom got a 30 at all during their season. Of course they were all fodder. You can’t tell me there was no other woman who wanted to come back? Kristie Yamagucci was waiting for the call that never came. Jenny Garth got a 30 during her season and wasn’t asked, and there was strong indications that MelB was wanting to return but they cast Alley instead, for what comic relief? And JR Martinez was mad as hell he didn’t get asked. So imagine how much better it would have been to have a more even competition, and All Stars who actually stood out for their dancing not controversy or popularity. If they ever do another AllStars and it’s doubtful they will, the show has to stop treating the fans like idiots , because no matter how lovely these people were in their season, they like the fans can easily not be so gracious and walk away from this crap.