Now the stories are starting to come full circle.
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From battling injuries to overconfidence — it was a night of overcoming personal challenges on Monday's Dancing With The Stars!
WARNING: SPOILERS AHEAD!
After suffering a VERY painful injury during rehearsal last week, we were nervous Jodie Sweetin was down for the count.
With partner Keo Motsepe, Sweetin brought the crowd to its feet with an empowering and incredibly daunting contemporary dance — and the judges responded well, awarding her 25 out of 30. Watch (below)!
It is so ON!
On Tuesday morning, Dancing With The Stars confirmed its final lineup for season 22 on Good Morning America. How exciting!
As we reported, Jodie Sweetin, Mischa Barton, and the Real Housewives of Atlanta's Kim Fields had all been previously teased as hopeful winners for the Mirrorball trophy — and now it is officially official. LOVES it!
The Fuller House star has been paired with Keo Motsep, while The O.C. alum is partnered with Artem Chigvintsev. Fierce!
Not to mention, the reality TV star has landed Sasha Farber as her partner for this season. As for the other celebs slated to join in on the fun?
Well be sure to ch-ch-check out the full contestant list, and their respective dance partners, for yourself (below)!
We've been waiting 21 years for this career comeback!
Not only has the ABC reality TV show made stars of its own in the forms of Julianne Hough, Karina Smirnoff, and Derek Hough, to name a few, but it's been pretty major in bringing stars like Joey Fatone and Alfonso Ribeiro back into the public consciousness.
Well, if there's ever been a person we hope the DWTS magic works on it's Jodie Sweetin — and she reportedly just signed on as the first contestant for the show's upcoming 22nd season!
We've seen Stephanie Tanner shake what her daddy and uncles gave her plenty, so we have full faith that she'll be walking away with the Mirrorball Trophy this season.
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Backstreet's back — ALRIGHT!
Now, the Backstreet Boys member has officially signed on to compete on season 21 of the dancing competition show!
After being offered to join the ABC show for the past four seasons in a row, the boy bander was finally convinced to sign up by Joey Fatone — who was in Seasons 4 and 15!
Bindi Irwin may be best known as the late Crocodile Hunter Steve Irwin's mini-me — but we may be adding Dancing With The Stars champion to her resume.
On Monday, Good Morning America took to Twitter to confirm (below) that the 17-year-old was tapped to join the dancing competition's 21st season.
Miz Irwin's fellow contestants will be announced over the course of the next two weeks. However, the list of dancing pros was shared just last week — including Derek Hough, Mark Ballas, and Karina Smirnoff. AH-Mazing!
Hmmm, we wonder who she'll be paired up with??
However, it appears that the Bindi Wildlife Adventures' creator is no stranger to the dance life as she's in a dance troupe called The Jungle Girls. Fierce!
A source shared:
Dancing with the Stars is getting one of its iconic pros back!
Karina Smirnoff has been one of the most successful dancers on the franchise ever since she joined the ABC Reality TV show back in Season 3.
And now after a one-year break, she's back to reclaim her Mirror Ball Trophy!
The 37-year-old has made it to the finals four different times, winning with J.R. Martinez in Season 13, but after two poor showings where she only placed 11th back to back in 2014, Karina decided to leave the show to focus on her book, We're Just Not That Into You: Dating Disasters from the Trenches.
Well, it seems as though the jitterbug has bitten the DWTS alum, because it was announced on Tuesday that Karina would be rejoining the cast for Season 21!
So who else will she be competing against??
Well, that was quick!
But the couple's waltz ended shortly after it began. It's now being reported that Jason has called off the engagement!
Sources close with the 37-year-old actor say that the Ukranian dancer had "different family values" than he did. Also, he didn't like how Karina acted around other men!
Adelman's lack of trust could also be due to the fact that he thinks all dancers have "sexually charged lives". Maybe he didn't have enough stamina to keep up with the DWTS pro?