Although I have not once seen an entire episode of Dancing with the Stars, that might change. Granted, I originally started to write this article as an excuse to talk about the very hot photos Rippon did for Attitude Magazine in the UK (which were pretty great), but I might actually watch?
Hear me out for a moment. The problem I’ve always had with the show is that there were always a few dead weights that would drop in the first few weeks and then there would be one or two clear winners that performed above and beyond. That’s cool and all, but I’m not a huge fan of ballroom dancing–so, I’ll pass.
This time, they’re all professional athletes. So, the training shouldn’t come as a huge shock to the system and they should all be in relatively good shape. Maybe it’ll be a bit more competitive? Though, I have a feeling a figure skater might take to dancing faster than a ballplayer.
All of the Athletes:
Adam Rippon, Olympian figure skater, paired with Jenna Johnson
Arike Ogunbowale, college basketball player, with Gleb Savchenko
Chris Mazdzer, Olympian Luger, with Witney Carson
Jamie Anderson, Olympia snowboarder, with Artem Chigvintsev
Jennie Finch Daigle, former softball pitcher, with Keo Motsepe
Johnny Damon, former MLB outfielder, with Emma Slater
Josh Norman, NFL cornerback, with Sharna Burgess
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, former NBA superstar, with Lindsay Arnold
Mirai Nagasu, Olympian figure skater, with Alan Bersten
Tonya Harding, former competitive skater, with Sasha Farber
Ths athletes season of DWTS premieres April 30 at 8p ET on ABC.
Photo from Attitude.co.uk