Friday morning, the Season 26 cast of “Dancing with the Stars” was announced at Planet Hollywood in Times Square!
All the stars competing will be well-known athletes, including Adam Rippon, Mirai Nagasu, and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.
Rippon recently expressed interest in appearing on “DWTS.” He told People magazine last month, “If the opportunity came up, I would love to do it.” He added, “I've never danced with a partner before, so that would definitely be something challenging.”
After weeks of rumors, it was confirmed that Tonya Harding will also be competing. A source shared with the publication, “Tonya gets ratings. God knows, she gets ratings.”
As expected, "The Bachelor" star Arie Luyendyk Jr. is not taking part this season. He told "Extra" in March, "No, I think I made it pretty clear that I'm not going to do 'Dancing with the Stars.'”