“Dancing With The Stars” season 24 nabs a long list of Hollywood favorites, including a beloved professional wrestler and Olympic darling.
With less than one month until the popular dance competition show’s March premiere, ABC has named its new cast of celebrity contestants. Among those joining DWTS is Mr. T, whose real name is Laurence Tureaud, multiple outlets report. “Production has been trying to get Mr. T to do the show for years!” a source tells ET. “He will be a great contestant this season.” Though we have no idea what Mr. T has been up to since his stint on “The A Team,” his last TV appearance was playing himself in the TV movie WrestleMania XXX in 2014.
Meanwhile, it appears that Olympic gold medalist Simone Biles’ wish of starring on the reality series has been granted, after stating just last year that she couldn’t participate due to her hectic schedule. “I would love to [join DWTS], but the fall season won’t work because [of] the tour,” the 19-year-old gymnast, told E News at the time. “If I could do the spring season, I would love to do that!” She continued, “I think [I’d like to dance with] Sasha [Farber]. I think it would be cool to be with Sasha.”
Notable figure skater Nancy Kerrigan will also compete on the upcoming season, along with a member of Fifth Harmony and “The Bachelor’s” Nick Viall, though a source tells Variety, that his deal is not yet finalized.
On Tuesday, dancing pros Maksim Chmerkovskiy and Peta Murgatroyd also revealed they’ll be returning for season 24 after welcoming their son, Shai, in January. “I’m definitely a little bit nervous but I’m very excited to get back,” Murgatroyd said during an appearance on “Good Morning America”. “I’ve definitely missed the dance floor. I haven’t been able to defend my title with Nyle [DiMarco].”
“I just want to make her coming back and winning as difficult as possible,” Chmerkovskiy joked. “Yeah, somebody has to pose some competition.”
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