Dance Your Ass Off (also rendered in a censored form as Dance Your A** Off for broadcast television mentions and promotions) is a reality competition series on the Oxygen Network.
Similar to the set up of Dancing with the Stars competitors are paired with a professional dancers in hope of impressing judges and the viewing audience. However, each of the twelve contestants are also hoping to lose weight during the process. It premiered on June 29, 2009. The medical doctor is The Biggest Loser's Rob Huizenga, who has been on that show since 2004. The season premiere brought in 4.3 million viewers making it the most watched show in history of Oxygen Network.
In the judges panel are Danny Teeson, a lifestyle coach and dancing expert, actress Lisa Ann Walter, and professional dancer Mayte Garcia. The final three consisted of Pinky, Shayla, and Ruben, with Ruben winning the inaugural season of Dance Your Ass Off. Dance Your Ass Off will return for a second season in the summer of 2010 and host Marissa Jaret Winokur will not be returning. She will be replaced by Melanie Brown.
Mel B is currently hosting Season 2 of Oxygen's Dance Your Ass Off in the US. DYAO is a reality television show where it's contestents lose weight by working out and dancing. Whoever loses the most weight wins.
An announcement was made on her official website by the admin on Jan 10th, 2010 that she will be presenting the show:
Hey everyone…Mel is super excited to announce, starting in the Summer, she’ll be hosting the hit Oxygen show Dance Your Ass Off!
For those of you who don’t know, this is Oxygen’s most watched new show in the history of the network and Mel can’t wait to join the show and cheer on the contestants as they dance off the pounds….get ready to shake you bum this Summer with Mel.Mel B said on the show that she can relate to the contestants because when she was on Dancing With the Stars, she literally danced her ass off!
Mel B was included in a number of promotions including photo shoots, television promos and interviews.
In an interview done with Digital Journal, she was asked which aspects of the show that she was drawn to and she stated that her family and herself "fell in love with it", and when the opportunity arose she "was like, 'Oh, my God. I’m already a fan. Let’s go. Let’s go do it.'"
The TV promos included her in the same clothes as in the
photo shoot. Three dancers are shown, then Mel B slaps her bottom while saying "it's to dance your *slaps* off." Then she
jokingly replies, "Ow! That hurt." Another promo included clips of the show with the contestants.
Currently Mel B is signed on to do the third season of Dance Your Ass Off.