'DWTS' season 26 full cast revealed
It is that time of the year again when Dancing With The Stars returns to the small screen. Contestants are preparing for season 26.
Fans have mixed feelings though, and not everybody is as excited for this season as they were for the previous installments. Season 26 features a full cast of athletes.
As reported by US Magazine, the first set of contestants were announced on April 4, 2018, and included Olympians, Adam Rippon, Jennie Finch, Jamie Anderson, and Tonya Harding.
Fans will recall that Harding was involved in a feud with season 24 contestant, Nancy Kerrigan. According to the outlet, Harding's ex-husband paid a man to assault Kerrigan.
When figure skater Adam Rippon was interviewed about appearing in the upcoming season, he said that "it would be fun," but added that he hopes to get a dancing partner who would be able to keep up with him.
Rippon has been teamed with Jenna Johnson. The full list was released on April 13, 2018, and basketball player Arike Ogunbowale was paired with Gleb Savchenko.
Olympic luger, Chris Madzder, was teamed with fan-favorite Witney Carson, while the professional snowboarder, Jamie Anderson, was paired with Artem Chigvintsev.
This season also includes 2-time pro All-Star, Jennie Finch, who will show off her moves with South African-born dancer, the 28-year-old Keoikantse "Keo" Motsepe.
I don't know who I'm more excited for: Adam Rippon or Kareem Abdul Jabbar!— ⚜️Reema, not Rima⚜️ (@etoufee30) April 13, 2018
🗣WHO🗣ARE🗣YOU🗣PEOPLE🗣— chris! (@crbpiano) April 13, 2018
Johnny Damon, a retired baseball outfielder who played in MLB for seven years, was paired with Emma Slater, while NFL star Josh Normal will light up the stage with Sharna Burgess.
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, a retired basketball player who played 20 seasons in the NBA for the Milwaukee Bucks, was paired with professional ballroom dancer, Lindsay Arnold.
Figure skaters Mirai Nagasu will be teamed with Alan Bersten, and fans will be delighted to hear that Tonya Harding will dance with Sasha Farber.