Multi-award-winning, Dancing with the Stars will make a return to Spain, five years after it last aired in the country after BBC Studios agreed a deal with Mediaset España’s Telecinco.
The Spanish series will be produced locally by Bulldog TV and is set to air on Telecinco, the most watched free-to-air TV channel for the commercial target in Spain from 13 January 2024. The series will be hosted by popular TV presenter, Jesús Vázquez and international supermodel and presenter Valeria Mazza.
Now licensed to 61 territories, Dancing with the Stars continues to inspire millions of fans with the uplifting journeys of local celebrities as they learn, master and perform with their professional partner an exciting and entertaining mix of ballroom and Latin dances. New series have recently launched in both the United Kingdom and the USA.
André Renaud, SVP Global Format Sales at BBC Studios said: “Spanish audiences love big entertainment so I’m delighted to see the return of one of the world’s most popular and enduring entertainment brands, Dancing with the Stars, in its new home on Telecinco. The channel and production team are already working hard to ensure that its return will delight existing fans and bring in a whole new set of viewers to the show.”
Jaime Guerra, Director of the Mediaset España Content Production Division said “Mediaset España, in its constant search for large international entertainment formats, incorporates Dancing with the Stars, a great show for audiences, into its catalogue. Every week will create an event around a spectacular contest starring faces well known to the Spanish audience.”
Alfredo Ereño, CEO of Bulldog TV and executive producer said “At Bulldog TV we are proud to produce, together with Mediaset España, the leading format in the dance genre. Originally from the BBC, it is the dance program that has travelled the most around the world, breaking audience records in the countries in which it is broadcast. With a combination of quality presenters and high-level participants and a jury, we hope that Dancing with the Stars will be an entertainment proposal that will attract the attention of the audience also in our country.”
Jesús Vázquez: copyright Mediaset España
Valeria Mazza: copyright Gabriel Machado, Paramount+