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According to Entertainment Tonight, gold medalist Laurie Hernandez will be trading her unitard for a ballgown and competing in season 23 of the dance competition show!
The 16-year-old gymnast from Team USA is officially back home after dominating at the Rio Olympics — where she took home the silver medal on the balance beam and the gold in the women's team all-around.
But Hernandez isn't the first Olympian rumored to be competing for the mirror ball trophy this season!
Though there's no word on whether or not Mark Ballas is going to return, the pro made it clear he would love to team up with Hernandez earlier this month, tweeting:
EXCLUSIVE! Cheryl Burke Returning To DWTS To Partner With Ryan Lochte — But She's Not The Only Pro Coming Back…
Talk about a winning duo!
As we previously reported, Ryan Lochte is rumored to have signed onto season 23 of Dancing With The Stars in order to fix his image following the Rio robbery fib. However, it seems Ryan's road to redemption may get some help from one DWTS vet as a source EXCLUSIVELY dished to us that Cheryl Burke is slated to partner with the Olympian after leaving the show in 2014 to do NBC's I Can Do That!
Well, well! Not to mention, Cheryl won't be the only pro returning to the dancing competition as it's said
Ryan Lochte In Talks To Join Dancing With The Stars — Looking To Fix His Image After Rio Robbery Lie??
Dancing with the Scoundrels???
Ryan Lochte may have won gold at the 2016 Summer Olympics, but that impressive feat was completely overshadowed by the fact that he was caught lying about a robbery that never actually took place while he was in Rio de Janeiro.
Luckily for the swimmer, America is a pretty forgiving nation… as long as you have a platform like Dancing with the Stars to help fix your image, of course!
That's right — according to multiple sources close to the reality TV show, Ryan is in final talks to be competing for the Mirrorball Trophy this September in an effort to make amends for his international embarrassment!
However, the 32-year-old athlete may be the only gold medalist dancing this year… Simone Biles has already been rumored to be part of the DWTS cast, though her work schedule likely won't permit the grueling rehearsal process.
Do u think Ryan can clean up his act when DWTS premieres Monday, September 12 at 8 p.m. EST on ABC??
[Image via Ryan Lochte/Instagram.]
Amber Rose Is Reportedly Joining Dancing With The Stars This Season… But Which Pros Are Officially On Board?!
It's (Amber) Rose's turn!
The rumored cast so far consists of The Bachelorette's JoJo Fletcher, former Disney child star Jake T. Austin, and Olympic gold medalist Simone Biles — if she can find the time — but the addition of The Amber Rose Show host has made this installment some must-see TV!
But Amber wasn't the only big DWTS news announced on Tuesday — Season 16 winner Val Chmerkovskiy also revealed eight of the pros returning this September, including:
On Sunday, Alexa PenaVega took to Instagram to share not only the sex of her unborn baby, but also revealed what she and husband Carlos PenaVega are planning to name the little one. Aww!
Alongside a sonogram pic, the Dancing With The Stars vet posted:
Simone Biles Addresses Those Dancing With The Stars Rumors! Would The Olympian Trade Her Floor Routine For A Dance Routine?!
Apparently, the ABC series wants Simone Biles to be a contestant on their wildly popular competition show, and considering the sports star's impressive showing at the Rio Games earned her FIVE medals, we don't blame them.
But is the pint-sized powerhouse willing to join the star-studded cast?!
The 19-year-old revealed to E! News:
Olympic Gymnast Simone Biles & The Bachelorette's JoJo Fletcher Top The Dancing With The Stars Cast Rumor Mill!
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Well, we may have already found our answer… because the 19-year-old athlete is just one of the rumored contestants on the next season of Dancing with the Stars!
According to sources, Simone will be following in the footsteps of past gold medalists Shawn Johnson and Aly Raisman this September on the ABC reality show.
But she's not alone — we're also hearing that The Bachelorette's JoJo Fletcher and Jake T. Austin from Wizards of Waverly Place and The Fosters will be competing on Season 23!
While Simone, JoJo, and Jake's casting is just speculation right now… we usually get an Olympian, a Bachelor Nation star, and a former Disney actor each season, so we have a feeling we'll be seeing all three of them when Dancing with the Stars premieres Monday, September 12 at 8 p.m. EST on ABC!
Who do U want to see join DWTS this season??