Odom said of his hopes for the show: “Hopefully just giving me strength in everything I do. Every day I’m just trying to get better and better and better, be a better person. Hopefully just bring out the best in me. Of course, just to be alive and, of course, to be out on the stage and dance in front of America, it’s a blessing.”
It has also been confirmed that professional dancer Peta Murgatroyd would be making her return to the show after leaving in 2017.
She said: “I’m overwhelmed with excitement. I’m excited and happy to be back with my family. Honestly, I just missed everybody so much! As a lot of people know, it’s such a close and tight-knit family, so I’m just happy to be back with everybody.
“I definitely wanted this to happen. I hoped that I could make this work for a couple of months now and was praying and hoping that it would all align. It was the perfect time for my family. Maks [Chmerkovskiy] has other things going on and Shai is well taken care of, and it was just a good time for us.”