Mark your calendars: The “Dancing with the Stars: Athletes” cast will be unveiled on Friday, April 13 on “Good Morning, America,” ABC announced Monday. The season, which premieres April 30, will feature 10 athletes vying for the Mirrorball trophy.
You can probably expect some of “Dancing”’s staples in the cast: football players and Olympians. Numerous Pyeongchang Olympians, like figure skater Mirai Nagasu, have expressed interest.
While the cast of athletes is still under wraps, we do know the identity of one pro: Gleb Savchenko confirmed last week that he’ll return for his fifth “Dancing” season. Meanwhile, Peta Murgatroyd said last month that she and husband Maksim Chmekovskiy won’t be back due to their “Confidential” tour; her brother-in-law Val Chmerkovskiy is also in the show and presumably will sit out the season as well.
The shortened season will run for four weeks, wrapping with a one-hour finale on May 21. “What I think is going to happen, we’re going to have two dances a week,” Savchenko told “Entertainment Tonight.” “We have three weeks of rehearsals, four weeks of the show, and each week, we have two couples go home. So, it’ll be really intense. It’s gonna fly!”
“Dancing with the Stars: Athletes” premieres Monday, April 30 at 8/7 on ABC.
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