The 8 most memorable moments from the 'DWTS' 10th Anniversary Special

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After 10 years and 20 seasons, Dancing With the Starscelebrated their legacy with a wildly entertaining, star-studded extravaganza that featured a look back over the last decade of dancing, drama and delight, as well as offered up some wonderful new routines that have already made their own place in DWTS history.

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So, in an hour-long special jam packed with great memories and amazing dances, let's take a look at the night's eight most memorable moments.

Kelly Monaco and Val Chmerkovskiy Show So Much Skin

Early in the night, the show got super steamy when first season champion Kelly Monaco and DWTS pro Val Chmerkovskiy stripped down into tiny swimsuits and showed more skin than any other routine in DWTS history.

Maks and Len on a Bike Built for Two

Maksim Chmerkovskiy and judge Len Goodman have always had a contentious relationship, and it's been rumored that Len may have been one of the reasons Maks left the show. However, in his return for this special episode, Maks and Len seemed to put their differences in the past as they adorably rode a bicycle built for two.

Looking at DWTS Most Inspiring Contestants

DWTS has always featured contestants with inspirational stories, or stars who have the cards stacked against them when it comes to competitive dancing. Stars such as Amy Purdy, Noah Galloway, J.R. Martinez and many others have come on the show and blown away audiences and the judges with their inspirational stories and their determination. It was hard not to get a little teary-eyed reliving some of those special moments.

Alfonso Ribeiro and Witney Carson Are Still Amazing

After taking home the Mirror Ball Trophy last season, Alfonso and Witney tore up the dance floor and proved that they hadn't lost a step since the end of season 19.

Meryl Davis and Maksim Chmerkovskiy Are Still Amazing as Well

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The 8 most memorable moments from the 'DWTS' 10th Anniversary Special
DANCING WITH THE STARS: 10TH ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL - The pop culture phenomenon that has brought ballroom dancing and beyond to living rooms across America for the past decade celebrates with a star-studded spectacular, on 'Dancing with the Stars: 10th Anniversary Special,' TUESDAY APRIL 28 (8:00-9:00 p.m., ET/PT) on the ABC Television Network. The extraordinary episode was filled with show-stopping performances featuring past and present 'Dancing with the Stars' cast members and pro dancers plus a look back at fan-favorite moments from the past 20 seasons. Dancing history was made with the show's largest opening number ever, featuring over 45 stars including the judges, hosts, and Season 20 pro dancers performing alongside 15 celebrity alums and seven returning pros. (Photo by Adam Taylor/ABC via Getty Images) MAKSIM CHMERKOVSKIY, MERYL DAVIS
DANCING WITH THE STARS: 10TH ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL - The pop culture phenomenon that has brought ballroom dancing and beyond to living rooms across America for the past decade celebrates with a star-studded spectacular, on 'Dancing with the Stars: 10th Anniversary Special,' TUESDAY APRIL 28 (8:00-9:00 p.m., ET/PT) on the ABC Television Network. The extraordinary episode was filled with show-stopping performances featuring past and present 'Dancing with the Stars' cast members and pro dancers plus a look back at fan-favorite moments from the past 20 seasons. Dancing history was made with the show's largest opening number ever, featuring over 45 stars including the judges, hosts, and Season 20 pro dancers performing alongside 15 celebrity alums and seven returning pros. (Photo by Adam Taylor/ABC via Getty Images) MERYL DAVIS, MAKSIM CHMERKOVSKIY
DANCING WITH THE STARS: 10TH ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL - The pop culture phenomenon that has brought ballroom dancing and beyond to living rooms across America for the past decade celebrates with a star-studded spectacular, on 'Dancing with the Stars: 10th Anniversary Special,' TUESDAY APRIL 28 (8:00-9:00 p.m., ET/PT) on the ABC Television Network. The extraordinary episode was filled with show-stopping performances featuring past and present 'Dancing with the Stars' cast members and pro dancers plus a look back at fan-favorite moments from the past 20 seasons. Dancing history was made with the show's largest opening number ever, featuring over 45 stars including the judges, hosts, and Season 20 pro dancers performing alongside 15 celebrity alums and seven returning pros. (Photo by Adam Taylor/ABC via Getty Images) MERYL DAVIS, MAKSIM CHMERKOVSKIY
DANCING WITH THE STARS: 10TH ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL - The pop culture phenomenon that has brought ballroom dancing and beyond to living rooms across America for the past decade celebrates with a star-studded spectacular, on 'Dancing with the Stars: 10th Anniversary Special,' TUESDAY APRIL 28 (8:00-9:00 p.m., ET/PT) on the ABC Television Network. The extraordinary episode was filled with show-stopping performances featuring past and present 'Dancing with the Stars' cast members and pro dancers plus a look back at fan-favorite moments from the past 20 seasons. Dancing history was made with the show's largest opening number ever, featuring over 45 stars including the judges, hosts, and Season 20 pro dancers performing alongside 15 celebrity alums and seven returning pros. (Photo by Adam Taylor/ABC via Getty Images) MERYL DAVIS, MAKSIM CHMERKOVSKIY
DANCING WITH THE STARS: 10TH ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL - The pop culture phenomenon that has brought ballroom dancing and beyond to living rooms across America for the past decade celebrates with a star-studded spectacular, on 'Dancing with the Stars: 10th Anniversary Special,' TUESDAY APRIL 28 (8:00-9:00 p.m., ET/PT) on the ABC Television Network. The extraordinary episode was filled with show-stopping performances featuring past and present 'Dancing with the Stars' cast members and pro dancers plus a look back at fan-favorite moments from the past 20 seasons. Dancing history was made with the show's largest opening number ever, featuring over 45 stars including the judges, hosts, and Season 20 pro dancers performing alongside 15 celebrity alums and seven returning pros. (Photo by Adam Taylor/ABC via Getty Images) TOM BERGERON, MERYL DAVIS, MAKSIM CHMERKOVSKIY
DANCING WITH THE STARS: 10TH ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL - The pop culture phenomenon that has brought ballroom dancing and beyond to living rooms across America for the past decade celebrates with a star-studded spectacular, on 'Dancing with the Stars: 10th Anniversary Special,' TUESDAY APRIL 28 (8:00-9:00 p.m., ET/PT) on the ABC Television Network. The extraordinary episode was filled with show-stopping performances featuring past and present 'Dancing with the Stars' cast members and pro dancers plus a look back at fan-favorite moments from the past 20 seasons. Dancing history was made with the show's largest opening number ever, featuring over 45 stars including the judges, hosts, and Season 20 pro dancers performing alongside 15 celebrity alums and seven returning pros. (Photo by Adam Taylor/ABC via Getty Images) MERYL DAVIS, MAKSIM CHMERKOVSKIY
DANCING WITH THE STARS: 10TH ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL - The pop culture phenomenon that has brought ballroom dancing and beyond to living rooms across America for the past decade celebrates with a star-studded spectacular, on 'Dancing with the Stars: 10th Anniversary Special,' TUESDAY APRIL 28 (8:00-9:00 p.m., ET/PT) on the ABC Television Network. The extraordinary episode was filled with show-stopping performances featuring past and present 'Dancing with the Stars' cast members and pro dancers plus a look back at fan-favorite moments from the past 20 seasons. Dancing history was made with the show's largest opening number ever, featuring over 45 stars including the judges, hosts, and Season 20 pro dancers performing alongside 15 celebrity alums and seven returning pros. (Photo by Adam Taylor/ABC via Getty Images) TOM BERGERON, MERYL DAVIS, MAKSIM CHMERKOVSKIY
DANCING WITH THE STARS: 10TH ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL - The pop culture phenomenon that has brought ballroom dancing and beyond to living rooms across America for the past decade celebrates with a star-studded spectacular, on 'Dancing with the Stars: 10th Anniversary Special,' TUESDAY APRIL 28 (8:00-9:00 p.m., ET/PT) on the ABC Television Network. The extraordinary episode was filled with show-stopping performances featuring past and present 'Dancing with the Stars' cast members and pro dancers plus a look back at fan-favorite moments from the past 20 seasons. Dancing history was made with the show's largest opening number ever, featuring over 45 stars including the judges, hosts, and Season 20 pro dancers performing alongside 15 celebrity alums and seven returning pros. (Photo by Adam Taylor/ABC via Getty Images) DOROTHY HAMILL, KRISTI YAMAGUCHI, MERYL DAVIS
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 21: 'Dancing With The Stars' Season 18 winners Meryl Davis and Maksim Chmerkovskiy perform at ABC's 'Good Morning America' at Times Square on May 21, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 21: Figure skater Meryl Davis (L) and professional dancer Maksim Chmerkovskiy tape an interview at 'Good Morning America' at the ABC Times Square Studios on May 21, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Ray Tamarra/GC Images)
DANCING WITH THE STARS - 'Episode 1810A' - The couples performed a new routine as part of a '24 Hour Fusion Challenge.' The remaining couples fused two contrasting dance styles that they performed this season and they had less than 24 hours to prepare that dance for judges' points, on the Season Finale, TUESDAY, MAY 20 (9:00-11:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network. (Photo by Adam Taylor/ABC via Getty Images) MAKSIM CHMERKOVSKIY, MERYL DAVIS
WESTBURY, NY - DECEMBER 17: TV dance personality Maksim Chmerkovskiy and Olympic gold medalist Meryl Davis performs 'Sway: A Dance Trilogy' produced by Dance With Me Studios at The Space at Westbury on December 17, 2014 in Westbury, New York. (Photo by Bobby Bank/WireImage)
DANCING WITH THE STARS - 'Episode 1805' - 'Dancing with the Stars' got into the Disney spirit with all new celebrity performances MONDAY, APRIL 14 (8:00-10:01 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network. The show began with a spectacular opening number featuring the entire cast followed by each couple performing to songs from Disney films including 'The Lion King,' 'Aladdin,' 'The Little Mermaid' and 'Frozen.' The evening also showcased fun elements of Disney animation. Additionally, Season 9 Champion Donny Osmond was the guest judge alongside Len Goodman, Bruno Tonioli and Carrie Ann Inaba. (Photo by Adam Taylor/ABC via Getty Images) MERYL DAVIS, MAKSIM CHMERKOVSKIY
DANCING WITH THE STARS - 'Episode 1803' - 'Good Morning America' anchor Robin Roberts was a guest judge for the first time alongside Len Goodman, Bruno Tonioli and Carrie Ann Inaba on 'Dancing with the Stars,' MONDAY, MARCH 31 (8:00-10:01 p.m., ET). The remaining 10 celebrities commemorated 'The Most Memorable Year Of Their Life.' Each couple danced to a song of the celebrities choosing that encompassed a memorable time or experience in their life. (Photo by Adam Taylor/ABC via Getty Images) MAKSIM CHMERKOVSKIY, MERYL DAVIS
DANCING WITH THE STARS - 'Episode 1805' - 'Dancing with the Stars' got into the Disney spirit with all new celebrity performances MONDAY, APRIL 14 (8:00-10:01 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network. The show began with a spectacular opening number featuring the entire cast followed by each couple performing to songs from Disney films including 'The Lion King,' 'Aladdin,' 'The Little Mermaid' and 'Frozen.' The evening also showcased fun elements of Disney animation. Additionally, Season 9 Champion Donny Osmond was the guest judge alongside Len Goodman, Bruno Tonioli and Carrie Ann Inaba. (Photo by Adam Taylor/ABC via Getty Images) TOM BERGERON, MERYL DAVIS, MAKSIM CHMERKOVSKIY
DANCING WITH THE STARS - 'Episode 1802' - The competition heated up on 'Dancing with the Stars' as the celebrities took on a new style of dance, MONDAY, MARCH 24 (8:00-10:01 p.m., ET). Each couple performed a dance style of the celebrities choosing including Swing, Tango, Jive, Salsa, Samba, Rumba and the Cha Cha. The couples also faced the first nerve-racking round of elimination. (Photo by Adam Taylor/ABC via Getty Images) MERYL DAVIS, MAKSIM CHMERKOVSKIY
DANCING WITH THE STARS - 'Episode 1802' - The competition heated up on 'Dancing with the Stars' as the celebrities took on a new style of dance, MONDAY, MARCH 24 (8:00-10:01 p.m., ET). Each couple performed a dance style of the celebrities choosing including Swing, Tango, Jive, Salsa, Samba, Rumba and the Cha Cha. The couples also faced the first nerve-racking round of elimination. (Photo by Adam Taylor/ABC via Getty Images) MERYL DAVIS, MAKSIM CHMERKOVSKIY
DANCING WITH THE STARS - 'Episode 1801' - Each couple performed a Cha Cha, Foxtrot or Contemporary routine, vying for America's vote. The two-hour season premiere of 'Dancing with the Stars' began MONDAY, MARCH 17 (8:00-10:01 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network. (Photo by Adam Taylor/ABC via Getty Images) MERYL DAVIS, MAKSIM CHMERKOVSKIY
LOS ANGELES, CA - MARCH 13: Maksim Chmerkovskiy and Meryl Davis are seen on March 13, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by JMA/Star Max/GC Images)
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Right after Alfonso and Witney blew the roof off, season 18 winner (and Olympic gold medalist) Meryl Davis performed an astounding number with Maks, and it sure felt like the spark they shared in season 18 still had some heat.

NFL Paso Doble

While you might not imagine that football stars would be great dancers, Emmitt Smith, Hines Ward and Donald Driver should disprove that misconception. Aside from those three Mirror Ball Trophy Winners, DWTS brought back nearly every NFL star who's ever competed for a super-fun group dance.

Amber Riley, Lil' Kim, Patti LaBelle Perform "Lady Marmalade"

This was just awesome. After getting voted off last week, Patti returned to the DWTS stage to sing her 1974 super-hit "Lady Marmalade." She was joined on stage by former Glee star Amber Riley, who won the Mirror Ball Trophy in season 17, and Lil' Kim, who appeared on DWTS in season 8. It was definitely a show-stealing performance.

Everyone Hits the Dance Floor

The night ended with a giant free-for-all dance party with nearly every pro and contestant in the show's decade-long history hitting the stage and having a great time. It was a fitting and wonderful ending for a very entertaining special.

VIDEO: Alfonso Ribeiro FINALLY Does the Carlton on 'Dancing With The Stars'

One of the greatest moments in recent DWTS memory is when Alfonso Ribeiro busted out The Carlton, which many say was the dance that might have won him the Mirror Ball Trophy. Check out the video below for a look at the awesome perfomance with DWTS pro Witney Carson.


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