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HOST BIOGRAPHY

THE JUDGES
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Len Goodman
Judge
Len Goodman has been a head judge on both seasons of Strictly Come Dancing, the original UK version of Dancing With The Starss. He was a professional dancer and dance teacher, and now runs his own successful dance school in Kent, England, where he resides.

Having performed his entire adult life, specializing in the form of Ballroom called "Exhibition" dancing, Goodman has won the British Exhibition four times and was the runner up in the Exhibition World Championships. He has also been awarded the British Rising Star Award, the Carl Allen Award and, most recently, a Lifetime Achievement Award. In addition he is an accomplished judge of Latin American and Ballroom professional dance competition, serving as a regular at the World and British Championships.


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Carrie Ann Inaba
Judge
Carrie Ann Inaba is a professional dancer turned choreographer in the television and film industry. She has choreographed numerous televised events, including American Idol Christmas 2003, Miss America 1998-2001 and 2003, All-American Girl 2003 and Who Wants to Marry a Millionaire, among many others. She has acted and danced in such films and television series as In Living Color, Showgirls and Flintstones 2: Viva Rock Vegas!, and had featured roles in Austin Powers II & III, Monster Mash and Freak.

Inaba has toured with Madonna (The Girlie Show International Tour) and twice with Ricky Martin (Living La Vida Loca Promo Tour and Shake Your Bon Bon).

Inaba is also skilled in hula, videography, editing, singing, martial arts and Japanese.

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Bruno Tonioli
Judge
Bruno Tonioli has been a popular judge on both seasons of Strictly Come Dancing, the UK version of Dancing With The Starss. He is a top choreographer and has worked on countless films, plays, music videos, commercials, concerts, trade shows and television series with such music icons as Elton John, Michael Jackson, Freddie Mercury, Tina Turner and Paul McCartney.

Tonioli started out as a dancer before moving on to become a successful choreographer. He has worked on such films as Ella Enchanted, What a Girl Wants, Enigma and Blow Dry. His long list of music video credits includes Sheena Easton's Giving Up, Giving In, Wycliffe & Bono's New Day United Nations Video for Kosovo, Elton John's Please, Sting's This Cowboy Song, Michael Jackson's Give in to Me, Tina Turner's Steamy Windows, The Rolling Stones' One Hit, Paul McCartney's Hope of Deliverance and many more. Among his numerous concert credits are Tina Turner's Foreign Affairs and Duran Duran's World Tour. He also works in theatre and television.

THE HOSTS

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Tom Bergeron
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Emmy Award-winning host Tom Bergeron began his broadcasting career in 1972 in his hometown of Haverhill, MA. Despite ample evidence that Bergeron was 17 at the time, he now insists there has been a terrible mistake.
"Must be some other guy," Bergeron declared. "I'm only 35." After a grimace from his manager, Bergeron continued. "No, wait, 33. Yeah, that's it. I'm prematurely gray!" Bergeron spent over a decade with WBZ-TV in Boston, hosting a number of popular shows. According to his revised math, he apparently did this while also attending grade school. In 1994 he became host of Breakfast Time on fX. This was before the cable channel was successful enough to afford the upper-case F they now use. The show morphed into Fox After Breakfast and moved to the FOX network, where the use of all upper-case letters offered little consolation. The show was canceled after one season. Deftly dodging unemployment, Bergeron became fill-in anchor on Good Morning America in 1997, a position he held until segueing to Hollywood Squares in 1998. At this point, Edward R. Murrow could be heard spinning in his grave. While hosting Hollywood Squares, Bergeron multi-tasked his way into a fill-in anchor gig on CBS' The Early Show (more spinning) and also began hosting ABC's America's Funniest Home Videos. At present NBC still won't return his calls.


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Samantha Harris
host
A seasoned journalist, Harris is a correspondent with E! Entertainment Television's E! News and host of THS Investigates. In addition to writing, producing and reporting daily for E! News, she co-hosts the network's live award-show coverage for the Oscars, Golden Globes and Emmys. Morning show viewers have also enjoyed Samantha's contributions as a special correspondent on Good Morning America.
Prior to joining E!, Harris served as the weekend co-host for Extra, where she interviewed hundreds of celebrities. She also launched the first-ever Las Vegas bureau for Extra, as the anchor. Her other hosting credits include Fox's The Next Joe Millionaire and AMC Access. Additionally, she also served as a guest co-host on The View.
Her acting credits include Eric Idle Exploits Monty Python, Surviving Gilligan's Island, Reefer Madness!: The New "Hit" Musical (original cast), Beautiful, CSI and others. As a model, Harris is a three-time cover girl for Muscle & Fitness: HERS and has been featured in MAXIM, SELF and SHAPE magazines as well as numerous ads and commercials. As a strong supporter of cancer research, Harris routinely volunteers in charity events, such as the Revlon Run/Walk and What A Pair, to raise funds and awareness. Born and raised in Hopkins, MN, by a rock 'n' roll promoter dad and dancer mom - who together created and produced one of the country's first renaissance festivals, King Richard's Faire - Harris went on to graduate with honors from Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism. She currently resides in Los Angeles, CA, with her husband, Michael.


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