Dance Your Ass Off. You won't admit that you watch it, but you do. I can admit it. I have that luxury because I've been published saying I watch The Bachelor and Police Women of Memphis so clearly I have no shame. So yay! Dance Your Ass Off Season 2! Because I'm obviously excited about the show's premiere tonight, I got on a conference call with its new and better host Mel B to get her answers to some riveting questions like "Are they going to dance to Spice Girls songs?" Just some really hard-hitting journalism. Get ready to have your mind blown and click through for highlights.
Were there any sort of surprises you found when you were taping the show versus just watching it?
Mel B: For me, the most surprising thing was each week how much people were losing. They were losing between 10, to 15, to 16, 17 pounds each week. And then each week -- obviously because they're losing weight -- the dancing seems to be getting so much more complicated. It was quite incredible to watch the transformation each week.
What's the difference between the first season and the second? Is the format the same? Has anything been tweaked?
Mel B: Well, I don't want to give away too much. But you know obviously, it's a completely different company that's taken over it, Magical Elves. And you know, they've definitely put their own spin on it for sure. And then with me being involved, I bring my own little flavor, and you know I can really identify with nearly all of the contestants. So, this definitely has had a facelift, but fundamentally it's a show about dancing, about losing weight, and following these amazing people on their journey doing that.
Will anyone be dancing to Spice Girls jams this season?
Mel B: They haven't yet, but they should. I'm going to mention that.
Paula Abdul has a new dance show with CBS coming next season. Is there any such thing as too many dance shows?
Mel B: I think that obviously people love to watch other people dance. I mean, that's what so unique about this show, is that you know they've incorporated a healthy lifestyle, losing weight, and then making that part of the mission. It's like Biggest Loser meets Dancing With the Stars, meets Big Brother because they all live in a house together. I think there's room for many different types of dance shows. I really do. Otherwise, people wouldn't be watching it.
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