“Dancing With the Stars” wants to eliminate boo-gate.
Host Tom Bergeron says the hit ABC show will air footage during Tuesday night’s episode that shows that loud boos from the audience were directed at the show’s three judges, not audience member Sarah Palin.
Palin had a front-row seat to watch her daughter perform on Monday’s episode. Just before Bergeron sat down to do a brief on-air interview with the former vice-presidential candidate, emphatic boos were heard off camera. Several media outlets and numerous “Dancing” fans online reported that the disapproval was directed at Palin.
But Bergeron says it was all about the judges, who had given three less-than-perfect scoresto first-place couple Jennifer Grey and Derek Hough.
The host says this is the first time in the show’s 11 seasons that shots from a different angle are being shown to clarify a kerfuffle from the night before.