|Bruno Tonioli & Carrie Ann Inaba|
Dance War: Bruno vs. Carrie Ann was based on a British format called DanceX where Judges Bruno Tonioli and Carrie Ann Inaba from Dancing with the Stars coached song-and-dance teams in a competition in order to find the ultimate performance group.
DWTS judges Bruno Tonioli and Carrie Ann Inaba chose and trained two rival teams of singing/dancing amateur performers that competed against each other. The winning team at the end of the season were rewarded a recording deal with Hollywood Records.
After the audition show, the show went live with the top fourteen contestants. They were divided into teams of six (three males and three females) with two contestants cut from the competition. In future shows, the two teams competed in various dance styles. Viewers voted for their favorite team. The captain of the losing team (either Bruno or Carrie Ann) had to pick one of the team members to leave the show for good.
Host Drew Lachey was a Season 2 winner of Dancing With the Stars. Prior to this, he and his brother Nick were members of the boy band 98 Degrees.
As mentioned above, the original version known as DanceX hosted by Ben Shepherd and also starred Bruno Tonioli as one of the two team captains aired on BBC One from 14 July (July 14) until 25 August (August 25) 2007.