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Why Is Carrie Ann Inaba Wearing Wigs on 'Dancing With the Stars'?

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Oct. 12 2021, Updated 12:32 p.m. ET

Being the host or judge of a long-running TV series that centers on competitors could end up becoming a weird gig to have for a long period of time. Sure, you're getting paid a ton of money and you'll have your face plastered on people's TV screens for years to come, which is a huge boon to anyone's career. But after a while, you may want to "spruce things up" a bit, which could be why Carrie Ann Inaba is wearing wigs on Dancing With the Stars.

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Fans don't understand why Carrie Ann Inaba is wearing wigs on 'DWTS.'

The popular dance competition show that pits celebrities against one another has been crushing it in terms of ratings for years now, and a lot of that has to do not only with the combination of the slick dance routines and the spectacles that go along with them, but also the enthusiasm of the members of judges' panel, like Carrie Ann Inaba.

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The judges always look incredibly fashionable, as you might expect for a show that celebrates style and performance. Judge Carrie Ann sometimes takes things to another level and dons a wig as well. Some of her wigs feature vibrant colors and unique styles, while others are similar to how her hair has looked in the past.

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When Season 29 of Dancing With the Stars first started, some fans of the show were not huge fans of the headpieces Carrie Ann was wearing, and now that Season 30 is underway, some people still feel the need to share their negative opinions.

"Not gonna lie. I'm really disliking all the wigs. Natural you is so beautiful and should be out there for the world to see," one Instagram follower wrote.

Another person penned, "I don't like the wigs either. No need for them," while another commenter wrote, "You need a new glam squad!"

Carrie Ann shared a bunch of photos of her rocking some new looks courtesy of said "glam squad" where she thanked designers for their work in coming up with an aesthetic she was a huge fan of. But some people really weren't digging it, it seems.

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One reason Carrie Ann Inaba is wearing wigs has to do with her health.

Another fan added that they hoped the host was "OK" and she wasn't undergoing any health issues.

As it turns out, her decision to wear wigs was actually spurred on by a real medical need. Carrie Ann has spoken out in recent years about some of the health issues she has faced throughout her life.

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She first learned that she had spinal stenosis in 2007. Since then, she was also diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis, fibromyalgia, lupus, and Sjögren's syndrome. The TV personality revealed that she ended up getting an entire line of wigs for Season 29 because she was put on medication that could have caused hair loss. She stopped taking the medication due to negative side effects but decided to rock the wigs anyway since she got them in the first place. Talk about a "look on the bright side" attitude.

Of course, Carrie Ann could also be wearing wigs every once in a while simply because she wants to! Regardless of her reasoning, there's no denying that Carrie Ann and her fellow judges always bring an impressive amount of style — and knowledge! — to the judges' panel.

Watch new episodes of Dancing With the Stars Mondays and Tuesdays at 8 p.m. on ABC.

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