Jerry Springer Talks 'DANCING' Return, Oprah Exit to ET
"Dancing with the Stars"' final competition takes place tonight on ABC. The new dance champion will be named in a two-hour special finale episode tomorrow evening that will be star studded with former competitors including recent Broadway 'Billy Flynn' talk show legend Jerry Springer.
"My hair hurts. Everything hurts," Springer told Entertainment Tonight after a recent rehearsal for his return segment. "I can't move. Frankly, I think they should move the floor and just let me stay put. Or, move the background. Get a green screen. That was the challenge when I was on the show. At the end of every dance, I wanted to be vertical."
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Jerry Springer made both his Broadway and West End stage debut starring as ‘Billy Flynn' in the smash hit musical "CHICAGO."
Originally from London, born in Highgate Tube Station during the Blitz in 1944, Jerry Springer is known throughout the world for his television show "The Jerry Springer Show" recorded in the city of Chicago. In addition to talk show host, he has been the mayor of Cincinnati, political pundit, lawyer, award-winning newscaster and even a country recording artist. From 2006 - 2008 he hosted two seasons of ratings' buster "America's Got Talent" and even won over America's heart with his ballroom dancing in "Dancing with Stars".
Today, because of the lasting popularity of his eponymous television show, Jerry Springer is a regular speaker at college campuses across the US including Havard, Yale and Georgetown and in 2000 he was invited to speak at the Oxford Union, where his appearance broke all attendance records. His autobiography "Ringmaster" was published in 1998
CHICAGO now plays on Broadway at the Ambassador Theatre (219 W. 49th St.). The regular performance schedule is as follows: Tuesday through Saturday evenings at 8 p.m. Sunday evenings at 7 p.m. Wednesday and Saturday matinees at 2:30 p.m.
Hosted by Tom Bergeron (America's Funniest Home Videos) and Samantha Harris (E! Entertainment), the celebrities performed choreographed dance routines which will be judged by renowned Ballroom judge Len Goodman and dancer/choreographers Bruno Tonioli andCarrie Ann Inaba.
Dancing with the Stars is the U.S. version of the international smash hit series, Strictly Come Dancing. This version is produced by BBC Worldwide Americas. Conrad Green serves as executive producer and Rob Wade and Matilda Zoltowski are co-executive producers. Alex Rudzinski directs. Dancing with the Stars is broadcast in 720 Progressive (720P), ABC's selected HDTV format, with 5.1 channel surround sound and Spanish audio via SAP. For more information, visit www.abc.com.