'Dancing With The Stars' Season 28 draws flak for bringing Leah Remini as guest judge when 'she's not a professional dancer'
Despite Leah Remini being on the show a few seasons ago, fans are not in favor of her returning as a guest judge
Leah Remini is returning to 'Dancing With The Stars' and fans are clearly unhappy. The show's Season 28 recently premiered on Fox. With two episodes done and one elimination down, the series is off to a great start.
All set to air live with episode three on Monday night, the series recently revealed that they will be bringing back a familiar face, not as a contestant, but as a guest judge on next week's (October 7) episode.
Leah previously appeared on the reality TV competition in season 17 with pro partner Tony Dovolani. The duo placed fifth during that season. The actress and author also returned to the competition during select episodes in season 19 and 21 as a co-host for special episodes.
Though Leah might not be a stranger to the salsa and cha-cha, this does mark her first time judging a dance competition. And despite her being on the show a few seasons ago, fans are not in favor of her returning as guest judge.
After the series revealed the news of her appearance on next week's episode, the series has been drawing flak for their decision to bring her in as a judge.
Fans took to Twitter to reveal that they weren't in favor of her coming as a judge to the competition, mainly because she isn't a dancer, and her appearance on just one season doesn't make her one.
"Nothing against Leah Remini, but I have lost all respect for #DWTS. She is not a professional dancer; she should not be judging dancers," wrote a fan on Twitter.
Another added, "Noooooo. Guess everyone else must be busy. Thanks for the heads up. I'll have the mute button ready. Wonder why #DWTS can't line up guest judges who have dance training/credentials and are equipped to give constructive feedback? Need @nopenother back!"
"The judges gave Odom/ Spicer the lowest scores, and yet both were safe this week. Even without a professional dancing background, Leah Remini can’t ruin judging/ eliminations any more than they already are," wrote a fan.
Another added, "Does Leah Remini have the experience to be a judge on DWTS?" Though fans do not want her back as a guest judge, they say they don't mind her returning as a co-host.
'Dancing With The Stars' Season 28 airs every Monday night only on ABC. Check your local listings for more information.