Carrie Ann Inaba is definitely a staple of Dancing With The Stars. It’s hard to think about the show without thinking of Carrie Ann. The 53-year-old judge left her position on The Talk this year due to her ongoing health conditions. So what does her future on television look like? She sat down with TV Insider to discuss that and more.
Carrie Ann Inaba discusses her health journey this year and how competitive DWTS is these days
To kick off the interview, TV Insider asked Carrie Ann Inaba how she feels these days. She replied that she feels great and that taking time off from The Talk definitely helped things.
“The advice I’d give to anyone is that you must trust yourself and you must be your own best advocate. You have a voice, and the best way to use it is to speak up for yourself, including to doctors,” she revealed. “Also, do research. Doctors can be great, but they give you the best of their knowledge. I do a lot of research and I get a lot of second opinions. I blend information from various sources and find the right mix of ingredients for my own best life.”
At the end of the interview, Carrie Ann decided that she wouldn’t be opposed to doing another talk show in the future. But for now, she can really focus on other projects, including Dancing With The Stars. She added that she believes this season is by far the most competitive.
“The level of dancing is beyond anything we’ve ever seen. This show seems to evolve as the years go by. I think that’s why we’re on the air after all these seasons. What I love about this season’s cast is that they knew they’d have to compete and they are not disappointing at all,” she continued.
So just how difficult is being a judge? Carrie Ann dove into that too.
The judges definitely don’t always see eye to eye on eliminations
No one likes sending couples home on Dancing With The Stars. But at the end of the season, only one couple can win. So just how difficult is it to agree? Carrie Ann Inaba reveals that eliminations are often the hardest part of each episode.
“I actually preferred it when we didn’t have to — or get to — save anyone. It was the audience vote and our scores. Yes, that also meant better dancers would go home, but it felt more democratic to me,” the DWTS judge confessed. “Now, we are tasked with choosing who we want to save from the bottom two. Each judge, I feel, [chooses] in a different way. It’s a combination of your heart and your head and yes, it has to be done in a quick moment. We can go by our feelings or by the numbers.”
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