It’s not Switch-Up Night, but “Dancing with the Stars” is switching things up for the team dances. Oh, don’t worry, it’s nothing big and wouldn’t have a major impact on the results.
As we suspected, TPTB changed how the two teams were determined. Historically, the two people with the highest average scores were the team captains and alternated choosing their team members. Well, this time, the bottom two are the team captains, according to “Entertainment Tonight.” Yup, that means Joe “Grocery Store Joe” Amabile and Bobby Bones are (theoretically) calling the shots.
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This makes sense they’re the captains since we already knew Grocery Store Joe’s team name is #TeamJoeDown; Bones’ is #TeamHayNow. It’s unclear if they got to choose their team members as well or if the producers just assigned them. As previously reported, #TeamJoeDown also includes Juan Pablo Di Pace and Cheryl Burke, DeMarcus Ware and Lindsay Arnold, and Alexis Ren and Alan Bersten, while Milo Manheim and Witney Carson, Evanna Lynch and Keo Motsepe, and John Schneider and Emma Slater are on #TeamHayNow.
So why did the show change the captain designations? One reason is to probably keep everyone on their toes since we all know to expect the top two to be captains by now. The other is possibly to spare Grocery Store Joe the embarrassment of being chosen last, though that has never stopped them before with low scorers remaining in the competition for team dances. But if Joe is in charge, so to speak, and survives next week as well, perhaps Bachelor Nation won’t rally as hard around him like they would if they saw he was picked last.
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